Colombian Filmfest to present Kiarostami’s retrospective

An international film festival in Colombia is programmed to hold the internationally celebrated Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s film retrospective and workshop.

The Iranian filmmaker has been invited to the 54th International Film Festival of Cartagena (Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias) to present his cinematic programs during a particular section at the event.

Kiarostami’s Taste of CherryThe Wind Will Carry Us,ShirinCertified CopyClose UpWhere is the Friend’s Home?,  Life Goes on and Under the Olive Trees are among the retrospective film lineup.

Kiarostami will also present series of workshops titled “Filming in Colombia with Abbas Kiarostami” at the Centro ÁTICO of the Universidad Javeriana of Bogota from March 3 to 12.

While the event is Kiarostami’s first program in Colombia, the organizers believe that the retrospective will provide the opportunity for the public to know the director better.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts of Syracuse University in New York is also set to host Kiarostami’s cinematic programs from January 27 through February 7, 2014.

The veteran filmmaker was recently hailed for its valuable works and activities in promoting Japanese culture in the world and developing cultural relations between two countries of Iran and Japan.

Kiarostami made a Japanese-language drama titled Like Someone in Love, which was co-produced by Japan’s Eurospace and France’s MK2.

The renowned Iranian film director, screenwriter and photographer Abbas Kiarostami has mounted numerous artistic workshops and programs in different countries.

Born in 1940, Kiarostami has received very positive reviews and acclaim from international critics for his diverse works of art such as painting, photography, Poetry and filmmaking.

He has also garnered many prestigious awards, including the 1997 Cannes Golden Palm award and the 2008 Glory to the Filmmaker award of the Venice Film Festival.

Kiarostami’s retrospective program in Colombia is scheduled to be held from March 13 to 19, 2014.

By Press TV


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