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Ean James

Another brilliant film by Abbas Kiarostami. I can see why Haneke revered him as much as he did. Check out Certified Copy if you want to see more from this director.

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Elijah

Beautiful

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Anna

This 1990 docufiction keeps you wondering: what's been staged and what is "real"? Are Sabzian's actions permissible due to his love for cinema?

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Lauren

We remember the life and work of Award-winning Iranian film director and writer Abbas Kiarostami, often hailed as Iran's greatest filmmaker.

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