24 Frames: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and the great director’s other passion, photography. Beginning from a philosophical query—“What happens before and after a photograph is taken?”—24 Frames presents twenty-four short motion pictures, each beginning with a motionless image (a photograph, mainly of landscapes with wildlife) that slowly evolves into something else. A fitting last work from a filmmaker who believed in liberating audiences, 24 Frames shows us to make our own meaning, and bring that frame to life.

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