Abbas Kiarostami's Ten Film Analysis

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Abstract: Iranian films have a unique space in the realm of cinema. They are exceptional, simple, innovative and inspirational. Abbas Kiarostami is a prominent figure of Iranian cinema whose films received international acclaim. His extremely minimalist directorial mode, experimental style and unconventional narrative patterns make his films oppositional to the traditional feature films. He is one of the pioneers of Iranian New Wave cinema. Kiarostami’s Ten (2002) is quintessentially an experimental film which has the form of a collection of conversations. This paper intends to analyse the film Ten in the light of third cinema which is originally a Latin American movement presently flourished all over the world. The film focuses on various…show more content…
He has proved his potential as a film director, screen writer and photographer. Worked in numerous films, he has introduced many innovative concepts to Iranian cinema. His films are known for their peculiar narrative style, individualism, metaphysical tone, visual enchantment and poetic images. The Bread and Alley (1970) was the first film by Abbas Kiarostami. It was a twelve minute film depicting a school boy and a dog. After producing a few more films in 1970s such as The Experience (1973), The Traveller (1974) etc he made some short films. His widely accepted Koker trilogy on the life on the village of Koker in northern Iran was released during the period 1987 to 1994. His films like Koker Trilogy (1987-1994), Close-Up (1990), Taste of Cherry (1997) Wind Will Carry Us (1999), Ten (2002), Five (2003), Shirin (2008), Certified Copy (2010), Like Someone in Love (2012) etc enact serious discussions within the narrative structure. He got numerous awards and appreciations for his films including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film, Taste of Cherry in 1997. He died due to illness on July 4,

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