Art and Experience: The Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF) in Albania will commemorate Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) in a special program dedicated to screening a number of his films, the organizers have announced.
“Close-Up”, “Taste of Cherry”, “The Report”, “The Wind Will Carry Us”, “Through Olive Trees”, “24 Frames” and “Take Me Home” are scheduled to be screened in the program.
In addition, the documentary “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarostami”, a montage film made by Kiarostami’s close friend and collaborator Seifollah Samadian is due to be screened at the festival, which will be held from November 3 to 11. The title of the film refers to the duration of Kiarostami’s life, 76 years and 15 days.
Also included is the documentary “Kiarostami, A Report” by Bahman Maqsudlu to be shown in this section.
Samadian and Maqsudlu are planning to attend the screenings of the documentaries, which will be followed by review sessions.
The festival will also screen “Atusa’s Laughter” by Iranian director Alireza Farid in the official competition.