Abbas Kiarostami


Come experience new restorations of five features from master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016), each paired with a rarely-screened short film. In addition to his renowned CLOSE-UP and TASTE OF CHERRY, Amherst Cinema is presenting the three films in the Koker Trilogy–WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?, AND LIFE GOES ON, and THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES.

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Kiarostami takes metanarrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of the Koker Trilogy. Unfolding “behind the scenes” of AND LIFE GOES ON, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. Shown with short film TWO SOLUTIONS FOR ONE PROBLEM.
Wed, 10/23