Abbas Kiarostami has recently been exhibiting his black-and-white landscape photographs at venues around the world, and Roads of Kiarostami is both a companion piece to these exhibits and an extension of them. Static shots of his photos alternate with footage of Kiarostami's car winding through mountain roads, as the Iranian filmmaker muses in voice-over on the significance of the journey and on the path of his work and Persian literature as a whole.
Length: 32 minutes
South Korea, Iran
Premiere: North American
Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami established an international reputation with his 1990 film, Close-up. He went on to win the 1992 Roberto Rossellini Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for And Life Goes On, the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1997 for Taste of Cherry, and the Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice Film Festival for The Wind Will Carry Us. His subsequent films include Ten (2002) and Five (2004).