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Shirin

Author: Abbas Kiarostami
Publisher: London : BFI, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PersianView all editions and formats
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Feature film cum art installation in which Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami trains his camera on the faces of a cinema audience comprising 114 actresses - 113 Iranian theatre and cinema actresses and one French film star, Juliette Binoche - as they watch one of Kiarostami's own films, a theatrical rendering of the 12th-century Persian poem ' Khosrow and Shirin'. As the narrative unfolds on the screen that the women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature : Foreign
Named Person: Juliette Binoche; Golshifteh Farahani; Mahnaz Afshar; Taraneh Alidoosti; Niki Karimi
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Abbas Kiarostami
OCLC Number: 688576764
Language Note: Farsi with English subtitles.
Notes: Made in Iran, 2008.
Juliette Binoche, Golshifteh Farahani, Mahnaz Afshar.
Target Audience: BBFC code: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (90 min.) : col. + booklet.
Responsibility: directed by Abbas Kiarostami.

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Feature film cum art installation in which Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami trains his camera on the faces of a cinema audience comprising 114 actresses - 113 Iranian theatre and cinema actresses and one French film star, Juliette Binoche - as they watch one of Kiarostami's own films, a theatrical rendering of the 12th-century Persian poem ' Khosrow and Shirin'. As the narrative unfolds on the screen that the women are watching (which remains invisible to the viewer throughout), it prompts various reactions in its audience: rapt attention, smiles, sidelong glances, headscarf-fiddling and, at several points, tears.

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