Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

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andyli
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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#51 Post by andyli » Mon May 22, 2017 8:01 pm

I wonder if this is why Criterion is holding off the Koker trilogy. But absolutely fantastic news, especially for the rare shorts.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#52 Post by Ribs » Mon May 22, 2017 8:17 pm

I think waiting on restorations is absolutely the reason - I saw some of these earlier in the year and they were still played off Betacam tapes.

(The ending Through the Olive Trees is made almost more amusing by this, as the unknowable indecipherable nature of its extreme long shot is exacerbated by a lack of resolution)

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#53 Post by whaleallright » Tue May 30, 2017 10:15 pm

I assume the "first 20 films" referred to in that article include Kiarostami's many shorts for Kanun (Kiarostami only has something like 16 to 22 features, depending on which films you count as "features"). If so, then the restored films would be Bread and Alley through 1989's Homework, and wouldn't include Life an Nothing More or Through the Olive Trees, the second and third entries in the so-called "Koker trilogy." Still great news, though, especially in re. the shorts, for which in some cases there are no good circulating prints in Europe or North America.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#54 Post by McNulty » Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 pm

whaleallright wrote:I assume the "first 20 films" referred to in that article include Kiarostami's many shorts for Kanun (Kiarostami only has something like 16 to 22 features, depending on which films you count as "features"). If so, then the restored films would be Bread and Alley through 1989's Homework, and wouldn't include Life an Nothing More or Through the Olive Trees, the second and third entries in the so-called "Koker trilogy." Still great news, though, especially in re. the shorts, for which in some cases there are no good circulating prints in Europe or North America.
The Variety article that broke the news specifically listed Life and Nothing More (or And Life Goes On) so I think we could safely assume the "Koker trilogy" is included in the package.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#55 Post by whaleallright » Tue May 30, 2017 11:54 pm

Thanks! I wonder how they are counting to twenty!

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#56 Post by swo17 » Wed May 31, 2017 12:03 am

The Variety article says 14 of the 20 are shorts or mid-lengths, and also seems to suggest that films already owned by mk2 (like two of the Koker films) might not be included in the count of 20. It also says they now own "nearly all" of his films.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#57 Post by WmS » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:37 pm

New master blu-ray box sets of Kiarostami's features have just shown up on Amazon Japan from TCエンタテインメント:

The first one has 2K new masters of Through the Olive Trees, Life and Nothing More, and Where Is the Friend's Home?


The second one has 4k or 2k new masters of Homework, A Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and Traveler.


There are also some individual movie blu-rays: the one for Where Is the Friend's Home has the MK2 logo on it.

And Amazon Japan renders the final film of the Koker Trilogy's title in English as: "Olive Slop House the Forest of New Master Edition." Just beautiful.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#58 Post by andyli » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 pm

It was mentioned like three months ago on this board. But yeah, great editions and package design!

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#59 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:50 pm

WmS wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Olive Slop House the Forest of New Master Edition[/url] Just beautiful.
Pretty Insane translation. Google Translate gets it pretty much right -- New master version through the olive forest.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#60 Post by WmS » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:58 pm

andyli wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 pm
It was mentioned like three months ago on this board. But yeah, great editions and package design!
Whoops, missed that in my search. But really I just wanted to share the Olive Slop House.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#61 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 09, 2019 5:50 pm


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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#62 Post by senseabove » Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm

The BAMPFA Kiarostami program is up, running from August through December, and given how long it's running, I'm assuming this is pretty much everything Janus has:
https://bampfa.org/program/abbas-kiarostami-life-as-art

Most everything is flagged as a "Digital Restoration," except Certified Copy (35mm), Close-Up (35mm), ABC Africa (digital, no restoration), Ten (no format listed yet), 10 on Ten (digital, no restoration), and two movies about rather than by Kiarostami, 76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami (DCP, Seifollah Samadian) and Víctor Erice–Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences (DigiBeta, Nautilus Films). Unless I missed something, Janus is listed as the rights-holder for all of them, including the shorts, except the two not by Kiarostami himself and Like Someone in Love, which is IFC.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#63 Post by chiendent » Thu May 09, 2019 7:30 pm

The Wind Will Carry Us is still credited to Cohen. Taste of Cherry doesn't seem to be on the schedule but is included as one of the images so I'm assuming it'll be announced later as part of their lecture series (which I can never make because they're in the early afternoon).

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#64 Post by senseabove » Thu May 09, 2019 7:41 pm

chiendent wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:30 pm
The Wind Will Carry Us is still credited to Cohen. Taste of Cherry doesn't seem to be on the schedule but is included as one of the images so I'm assuming it'll be announced later as part of their lecture series (which I can never make because they're in the early afternoon).
Ah, good catch. I missed those.

And yes, iirc, Marilyn Fabe said (or Susan Oxtoby introducing Fabe said) at one of her last Kore-eda lectures that she would be doing a Kiarostami lecture series in the Fall. I'd forgotten that until you mentioned it.

I made it to a few of the Kore-eda ones and quite enjoyed her brief intros and post-screening discussions. They're almost worth attending just to watch her deftly save audience questions from their own inanity.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#65 Post by BenoitRouilly » Fri May 10, 2019 7:32 am

senseabove wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm
The BAMPFA Kiarostami program is up, running from August through December, and given how long it's running, I'm assuming this is pretty much everything Janus has:
https://bampfa.org/program/abbas-kiarostami-life-as-art

Most everything is flagged as a "Digital Restoration," except Certified Copy (35mm), Close-Up (35mm), ABC Africa (digital, no restoration), Ten (no format listed yet), 10 on Ten (digital, no restoration), and two movies about rather than by Kiarostami, 76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami (DCP, Seifollah Samadian) and Víctor Erice–Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences (DigiBeta, Nautilus Films). Unless I missed something, Janus is listed as the rights-holder for all of them, including the shorts, except the two not by Kiarostami himself and Like Someone in Love, which is IFC.
Víctor Erice–Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences is actually a series of shorts by Kiarostami and Erice, exchanging video-letters over the years for the purpose of an exhibition, which started in Barcelona (Catalan Cultural Center of Barcelona, Feb 9-May 21 2006), moved to Madrid, and finished for the dual-exhibition-retrospective in Paris (Centre Georges Pompidou, 2007). 10 or 12 video-letters I believe.
It's fascinating to see 2 great filmmakers exchange visual letters (through the medium they master) not that these video-letters are masterpieces, but it's the connexion between them, the self-citation and the mutual-citation... how they pay homage to eachother's oeuvre, how they bridge the language barrier that is truly unique. There is not enough commentaries of living filmmakers on the oeuvre of another filmmaker...

Other than the usual suspects I recommend Shirin and Five. Unfortunately his first feature film is absent : The Report (1977) which is a couple drama with modernity undertones, wonderfully written and directed.

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#66 Post by knives » Fri May 10, 2019 1:36 pm

And available on a Criterion release!

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Re: Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

#67 Post by senseabove » Fri May 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Having seen my first Erice recently with The Quince Tree Sun, I'm really looking forward to that one.

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