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24 Frames
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24 FRAMES

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Iran, France, 2017
Avant-Garde, Drama

Synopsis

24 Frames is a series of sketches elaborating on Kiarostami’s fascination with photography, allowing him to evoke the moments before and after a photograph is taken. Alternating between color and black-and-white, these miniatures give rise to the poignant possibilities of the moving image.

Synopsis

24 Frames is a series of sketches elaborating on Kiarostami’s fascination with photography, allowing him to evoke the moments before and after a photograph is taken. Alternating between color and black-and-white, these miniatures give rise to the poignant possibilities of the moving image.

Our take

Mounting dazzling formal experiments to the very end, Abbas Kiarostami crowned his career with this transcendent marriage of art and cinema. Across 24 vignettes inspired by photographs and paintings, the Iranian master brings the static to vivid life with his singular arsenal of empathy and emotion.