Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Iran, 2008, 92min, DCP
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Mahnaz Afshar, Taraneh Alidoosti, Juliette Binoche
Continuing with the streak of bold formalism to be found in Five , Shirin is composed entirely of women’s faces. Not five, not ten, but 112 faces of actresses are to be found in the audience of a surreal cinema space. We watch their faces one by one as they, in turn, watch a drama unfold out of view – reacting to the thunderous action of a 12th century Persian play that we can only imagine from the lush soundtrack. An engrossing experiment with rich rewards.
02/02/2017(Thu): Post-screening talk with Loretta Chang
Shirin, From The 33th Hong Kong International Film Festival Main Catalogue (The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, 2009)
Abbas Kiarostami Revisited II
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (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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