24 Frames

  • Dir: Abbas Kiarostami

  • Iran, 2017, 120 mins, DCP

A life of bringing images to life, Kiarostami waved his farewell with a mesmerizing touch of nature in 24 frames, inviting us to contemplate his imagination of the truth and the reality. From the first frame of Bruegel’s painting “The Hunters in the Snow”, to his photographs depicting beaches or woodlands, the sheer purity of imagery is animated into a sedate portrait of wildlife in each four-and-a-half-minute segment. The aesthetic of nature, whether it is a pair of horses courting each other or a seagull mourning over its mate shot dead, is transcended into a meditative experience. A song. A kiss. A spark of color. Kiarostami never forgets to remind us to open our eyes and see “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Love in the end is alive, into eternity.

2017 Cannes Film Festival

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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