Abbas Kiarostami’s posthumously-released experimental film 24 Frames is priming for its wider US release schedule this year in May. However, New Yorkers will be able to take advantage of a special two-day release this week on February 2nd and 3rd.
The Film Society at Lincoln Center will host several public screenings of the film, with Friday’s 6:15pm engagement followed by a special Q&A session with his son Ahmad, hosted by film critic Godfrey Cheshire.
“The final film from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is a wordless series of sketches elaborating on his lifelong fascination with photography. Consisting of 24 four-and-a-half minute sketches—each a digitally manipulated, fixed-frame view of a scene from nature—24 Frames allows the late Kiarostami to evoke the moments before and after a still image has been captured, and to explore the thin line between natural and artificial beauty.”
Recent US coverage of 24 Frames has joined this ramp-up to release, with articles at The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, and Esquire, who included it in their series “10 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in February.”
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