Boston festival of Iranian cinema to open Wednesday
Art and Experience: The Boston Festival of Films from Iran will open Wednesday with the screening of a number of acclaimed Iranian movies at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The organizers will pay tribute to Abbas Kiarostami, one of the greatest filmmakers in the world by screening one of his masterpieces, “The Taste of Cherry” (1997).
“Taste of Cherry” won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
“76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami”, a montage film made by Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian, will also be screened at the festival.
The title of the film refers to the duration of Kiarostami’s life, 76 years and 15 days.
According to Samadian, the “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarostami” shows a picture of Kiarostami as a filmmaker, photographer, poet, graphic designer, video artist and even a carpenter, and above all, a natural born lover of work and life who never can be adequately described by words.
The festival also offers “The Salesman” by Asghar Farhadi. The film is among contenders for the Oscar for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards.
“The Dragon Arrives!”, a movie by Mani Haqiqi, is another anticipated highlight.
“Lanturi” by Reza Dormishian, “Starless Dreams” by Mehrdad Oskui and “Me” by Soheil Beiraqi are also included.
The festival will be running until January 29.