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


  • Closing Film

    Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 26/08/2017 (Sat)
    Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 29/08/2017 (Tue)


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