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194 Ratings


Five Dedicated to Ozu

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Iran, France, 2003


A series of five long takes of seascapes, pieced together to form a filmic collage. Five sequences by Abbas Kiarostami, dedicated to Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu.

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Five Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Critics reviews

Is it even a film, or is it video art? I watched it on my TV and I never felt so strongly about stopping the film because it felt wrong to watch it in my living room on a television. Five is an installation piece, not a cinema piece. To me personally, the film does not appeal to the communal, the “together” in us as film viewers. I truly believe that Five is a film that needs to be seen in a sort of dark room, alone, perhaps as a sort of event which allows one to walk (alone) from room to room.
October 12, 2017
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