BBFC RatingDocs Ireland: 24 Frames

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CertificateNot Rated
DirectorAbbas Kiarostami
CountryIran, France
Running Time1HR 54MINS
SeasonDocs Ireland

Originally developed as a challenge to himself to bridge his two most celebrated media, photography and film, Kiarostami has created a filmic dialogue between the two passions of his creative life. 

Beginning with the idea of capturing an image directly before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami sets out 24 separate still images before digitally animating them to produce four and a half minute studies on movement and perception. The natural imagery of birds, animals and landscapes combined with the film’s monochromatic palette give a deep sense of mortality, in this delicate but profound study of cinematic time.

“Kiarostami represents the highest level of artistry in the cinema.” - MARTIN SCORSESE