Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Iran/Japan/France, 2003, 74min, D-beta, No dialogue
Made in the same year as 10 on Ten, Five couldn’t be more different. In this hyper-minimalist piece, Kiarostami abandons dialogue, actors, cars or even camera movement. Instead, he offers five Zen-like static shots of nature at its most glorious, from driftwood washing up on a Spanish beach to thunderous rain upon a dark sea. Though abstract, the film warmly opens itself to those willing to do the same. Commissioned as part of the centenary celebration of Japanese master Ozu Yasujiro’s birth, Five is a dazzling triumph of the long take.
‘Five, From The 29th Hong Kong International Film Festival Main Catalogue (The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, 2005)
Abbas Kiarostami Revisited II
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- Broadway Hollywood (Venue)
- UA Cine Moko (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Grand Windsor Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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