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Movies Abbas Kiarostami

Discussion in 'Theatre, Movies & Cinema' started by Togusa, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Togusa

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    When I was a child, my family used to have a sizeable amount of old Indian films on VHS. Most of those films were old films my mother used to watch when she was a child (she was quite a fan of Kishore Kumar). Of course, I've grown quite tired of Bollywood (and to a lesser extent, Punjabi cinema) in recent years. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some of the films I watched as a child (like Padosan, Kyon Ki, and Kal Ho Naa Ho) and some Hindi films that aren't Bollywood (like Udaan), but when it comes down to newer releases . . . I'd rather be unconscious.

    These days, I've developed a "strange" (according to my family and friends) taste for films. I was watching a video on the film industry, and then the creator of the video put in some clips of a documentary by a Persian film director by the name of Abbas Kiarostami. So, I decide to look this guy up and then I torrented one of his films (I decided to go with Ten because that was the film that I saw clips of in the video). The film itself was pretty minimalistic, but it still did a great job of capturing my attention. I'm not gonna go into details, for sake of spoilers.

    Here is a list of all the films he's written and directed
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452102/

    If you really want something good, I recommend you watch Where is the Friend's Home? For the best experience possible, make sure you download the film and watch it in full screen. Make sure you use a player like VLC or MPC-HC because Windows Media Player doesn't like to use subtitle files apparently.


    IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093342/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1DL link (torrent): http://bitsnoop.com/where-is-the-friends-home-1987-q4599965.html

    Watching one of Kiarostami's films for the first time is quite the experience. His films are one of the reasons why I want to visit Iran soon and hopefully learn Farsi. On another note, some of his films (like Life and Nothing More... and Taste of Cherry) also gave me a greater appreciation for how precious life is.
     
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