UCI Film and Video Center



Cinema Across Borders Series:
The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami

Thursday, December 3, 7pm
McCormick Film Screening Room HG 1070

Introduction and Q&A with Prof. Nasrin Rahimieh, Director, Samuel
Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Gender relations and the struggles of daily middle-class life are
foregrounded in this video-film shot almost entirely inside an
automobile during rush-hour traffic in the city of Tehran. A mixed
cast of untrained and seasoned professional actors adds to the film's
aesthetic tensions and moments of surprise. Abbas Kiarostami's cinema,
while steeped in Persian poetic traditions, offers a new, authorial
vista on Iranian modernity and its global reach. The film was
nominated for a Golden Palm at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 2002, France/Iran/USA, 91 minutes, 35mm.
In Farsi with English subtitles

Co-sponsored by the UCI Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and

Ticket Prices:
$3 Students w/ ID, $4 UCI Staff, $5 Seniors, $6 General Admission
Series Pass: $25 general/$20 UCI Staff & Seniors/$15 Students
There are no advance ticket sales. Tickets are available in front of
the designated venue a half hour prior to the screening.

About the Film and Video Center: The FVC is dedicated to providing
Orange County and surrounding communities with direct access to
thought provoking, emotionally engaging, and artistically bold new and
rarely screened film and media by highly talented mediamakers.  Its
mission is to actively support independent mediamaking and open up new
pedagogical possibilities, while fostering the growth of a local
public culture that is receptive to rich and unique movie-going


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