Shirin ( Abbas Kiarostami )

Shirin ( Abbas Kiarostami )

Director : Abbas Kiarostami / Iran / 2008 / HD / Colour / 92 mins / Persian

4_shirin_2Synopsis : In an unprecedented experiment, Abbas Karostami keenly observes 112 Iranian women along with the French Juliette Binoche as they watch the performance of a 12th century Persian mythical love story in a theatre. The actresses, filmed in fixed-frame close-up, watch intensely, rearrange their headscarves, and, on occasion, cry. The camera then cuts or pans to the next actress. The director does not let his audience see what the women actually see – the audience watch the women and never get a flimpse of what they are looking at. The performance that the women are following is present only through its rich soundtrack.

4_shirin_3Direction Abbas Kiarostami
Productions Abbas Kiarostami, Hamideh Razavi
Screenplay Mohammad Rahmanian
Cinematography Gelareh Kiazand
Editing Abbas Kiarostami, Arash Sadeghi
Sound M Reza Delpak
Cast Golshifteh Farahani, Mahnaz Afshar, Taraneh Alidoosti, Juliette Binoche


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