Art and Experience: The 19th Film Festival of Eskişehir Anadolu University in Turkey hosted Seifollah Samadian’s mater class on Sunday 7 May.
Two films of “Take Me Home” directed by Abbas Kiarostami and “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” directed by Seifollah Samadian were on screen of this film festival. These screenings were in companionship of discussion sessions.
Seifollah Samadian had a master class of film making before in this university in 2013. “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” has been on screen of 60 reliable universal festivals all over the world. Anadolu University is the largest university in middle east and one of the biggest universities in the world which has one million online and present students and has more the 1800 people as its academic staffs.
“76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” will be on screen of the 7th Film Festival of Barcelona(Spain), the 19th Eskişehir Festival(Turkey), the 28th Iranian film festival of UCLE(USA) and Toronto Film Festival(Canada). Mohammad Atbaei is the International distributor of this film.
In commemoration of Abbas Kiarostami’s seventy-six years and fifteen days of life, his friend and collaborator Samadian presents a revealing selection of casual behind-the-scenes sequences filmed over many years in the working life of the filmmaker, providing an unprecedented look at Kiarostami the artist in the course of his creative process. Whether meticulously studying tire tracks on a snowy mountain road, giving Juliette Binoche an impromptu Persian lesson in his SUV, or directing assistants in the exacting work of printing his photographs, Kiarostami’s generosity, expansive vision, and humor come to the fore. “Now we have cream puffs,” he says to one hard-working assistant, “We deserve it.”