The Singular Cinema Of Abbas Kiarostami: Imagined Identities In Iranian Film by Hossein KhosrowjahThe Singular Cinema Of Abbas Kiarostami: Imagined Identities In Iranian Film by Hossein Khosrowjah

The Singular Cinema Of Abbas Kiarostami: Imagined Identities In Iranian Film

byHossein Khosrowjah

Hardcover | April 30, 2020

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The films of Abbas Kiarostami confront the questions of cinematic representation, identity, and the relationship between cinema and everyday life in eloquent and imaginative ways. Through a close examination of Kiarostami's formal and narrative strategies in his films, notably Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, Close-Up and Ten, this innovative book works against the grain of auteurist readings of Kiarostami's films to explore global circulation and the controversy over censorship's role in the cinema. It grounds his films firmly within the historical context of Iranian national cinema, revealing the ways in which the reception of films across multiple sites can contribute to how national narratives are articulated locally and globally. It traces Iranian national cinema's self-reflexive narration of its own history and how, in the process, it positions itself as a major player in the construction of national consciousness.
Hossain Khosrowjah is Visiting Scholar in the Department of Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts' Department of Visual Studies. He has taught film and visual studies courses at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, University of Rochester and SUNY Brockport. He is co-editor of the 2011 Arab Studies Quarterly spec...
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Title:The Singular Cinema Of Abbas Kiarostami: Imagined Identities In Iranian FilmFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:April 30, 2020Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178453577X

ISBN - 13:9781784535773

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