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In the presence of Jean-Michel Frodon

I always wonder to what extent the artist aims to depict the reality of a scene. Painters capture only one frame of reality and nothing before or after it. For "24 Frames" I started with famous paintings but then switched to photos I had taken through the years. I included about four and half minutes of what I imagined might have taken place before or after each image that I had captured. - Abbas Kiarostami.

The screening will be introduced by Jean-Michel Frodon.

Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer, Abbas Kiarostami had been involved from 1940 in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. He attained critical acclaim for directing Close-Up (1990), Taste of Cherry (1997) – Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year – and The Wind Will Carry Us (1999). In his later works, Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012).