Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of painting and using your imagination, or exploring life with an elderly relative, Kiarostami’s warm, clever, and universal works capture the inherent joy and warmth of children’s lives and perceptions, no matter where they call home.

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