About 24 Frames

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Photography always had a special place in the life of Abbas Kiarostami. As soon as he graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tehran in 1960, and while already imagining a career of filmmaker for himself, he began to capture images, taking to the road to photograph still life and Iranian landscapes. He never stopped with this formal research, and he accumulated hundreds of prints, eventually shown during special exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou and MoMA in 2007. In his final film, 24 Frames, Kiarostami took up a unique challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and as a photographer. Kiarostami selected 20 photographs from his personal collection, which he then animated and staged using digital tools, resurrecting images from his past in an attempt to rediscover the emotions he felt when taking them. Made over three years, with a crew of Iranian technicians, 24 Frames will remain as the final work of its auteur, who died in Paris on July 4, 2016, at the age of 76. It is the rare and invaluable legacy of one of the most fundamental filmmakers in the history of contemporary cinema. This film contains no dialogue. (2K DCP Presentation)

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