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UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami
May 6, 2017 -
May 19, 2017

The power of the moving image to connect people otherwise distanced by cultural, political and national divides has been embodied nowhere more profoundly over the last several decades than in the humanism, artistry and courage of Iranian filmmakers. UCLA Film & Television Archive has been presenting the best of their work in this annual survey for almost 30 years and it does so again this year with a renewed sense of purpose. Our current series includes films from new voices, current masters and a special tribute to one of contemporary cinema’s most influential and important artists, Abbas Kiarostami. Each, in their own way, reflects the complex realities of contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora, while their storytelling resonates beyond specific contexts to universal experiences that unite us all as viewers and human beings. There has always been a vital need for such a cinema, and the Archive will always be a home for it and the artists who create it. It is anticipated that some filmmakers will appear in person, wherever possible, to discuss their work. Please check the website for updates on in-person guests.

Program generously funded by Farhang Foundation

Special thanks:  Mark Amin, Alireza Ardekani, Ahmad Gramian, Tannaz Guivi —Farhang Foundation.

All films from Iran and in Persian, except where noted.

Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
LIfe and a Day

Life and a Day

May 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Lantouri

Lantouri

May 7, 2017 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Radio Dreams

Radio Dreams

May 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Breath

Breath

May 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Finals

Finals

May 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Ten

Ten

May 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami

76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami

May 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Starless Dreams

Starless Dreams  /  Hey, Humans

May 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Daughter

Daughter

May 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Inversion

Inversion

May 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater