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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Get reel: Abbas Kiarostami revisited

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... Yvonne Teh Yvonne Teh, Film Editor When Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami was in town recently, I told a friend about his films and how much I like them, citing Taste of Cherry ... Society's HKIFF Cine Fan series in May. So positive must have been the response that they have been included in the HKIFF Cine Fan's "Abbas Kiarostami Revisited" selection of five ...

  2. Close-Up

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui The Hong Kong International Film Festival's Abbas Kiarostami retrospective, which runs until May 1, goes by the title of The Reality of Illusion. The work that best fits ... a middle-class household in Tehran, on the pretext of making a film with the family as the leading actors. When exposed, Sabzian was brought to trial. Kiarostami filmed the court proceedings (or ...

  3. Shirin

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Shirin Mahtab Keratami, Golshifteh Farahani, Mahnaz Afshar, Juliette Binoche Director: Abbas Kiarostami Having spent the past decade making films that ask audiences to complete the picture themselves- see the unseen speakers in the conversations driving 2002's Ten, and the static, tableaux-like shots that shape 2004's Five- Abbas Kiarostami ...

  4. Certified Copy (Movie)

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Gavin Yeung Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's first feature-length film, Certified Copy, is not quite an ode to marriage. It's a fascinating look at how something you ... a point where the audience is confused about their relationship, reflecting the issues of authenticity discussed in Miller's lecture. Kiarostami's direction is minimalist, with lingering ...

  5. Live imitation of art

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Gavin Yeung Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's first feature-length film, Certified Copy, is not so much an ode to marriage, but a tantalising glimpse of how something ... as to whether they are really play acting at all, reflecting the issues of authenticity discussed in Miller's lecture. Kiarostami's direction is minimalist, with lingering shots that allow you ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Open to interpretation

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Abbas Kiarostami wants audiences to find their own meanings from his films, writes Andrew Sun As you like it When informed of his packed media interview schedule in Hong Kong, Abbas Kiarostami was not pleased. Given his stature as an international art house cinema titan, he could easily have thrown a tantrum and walked out. But that's not his style. The Iranian ...

  7. Certified Copy

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Certified Copy Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carriere Director: Abbas Kiarostami Certified Copy is a first for Abbas Kiarostami in many aspects. It's ... of context. This is Kiarostami's statement about the film itself. The changes in settings, stars and spoken languages (the film mixes English, French and Italian dialogue) belie the fact ...

  8. In search of that true feeling

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Jeannie Nam In Certified Copy, acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami captures the intriguing relationship between an Englishman and a French woman. James Miller (William ... at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance. Shimell is a renowned opera singer, and his role in the movie was his first acting experience. Kiarostami collaborated with co-producer Marin Karmitz, ...


    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bubble: 5.15pm, City Hall (HD projection). Stephen Soderbergh's return to basics after the box-office triumph of Ocean's Twelve. Tickets: 7.15pm, Cultural Centre. A joint effort by influential filmmakers Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach. Me and You and Everyone We Know: 9.30pm, Cultural Centre. This film by rising star Miranda July won the Camera d'Or at Cannes ...

  10. The fine art of the fake

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Abbas Kiarostami's latest film, Certified Copy, resulted from a meeting between the Iranian director and Juliette Binoche in 2007 when the French actress visited Tehran ... the Iranian presidential elections for the San Francisco Chronicle. After a day of interviews, the star and the director sat down for a chat. Kiarostami recounted in detail an experience he had ...




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