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The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami

The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami

April 2005
Trade Paperback · 224 Pages
$24.50 U.S. · $29.50 CAN
ISBN 9780863565946
Saqi Books


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Kiarostami's films have taken their place alongside the masterworks of world cinema. He remains the most influential filmmaker of post-revolutionary Iran. Elena examines Kiarostami's blend of fiction and reality and recurring themes of death, isolation and solidarity.

About the Author

Alberto Elena teaches Film History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The editor of Secuencias, Revista de Historia del Cine, he has organised various film retrospectives and has been a jury member at various international film festivals. In addition to his contributions to numerous periodicals, his publications include Cine e Islam, Ciencia, Cine e Historia.