Five: Dedicated to Ozu (2003)
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami pays homage to Yasujiro Ozu, the brilliant Japanese filmmaker whose spare but evocative style has been a major influence on Kiarostami's work, with this non-narrative visual experiment. Five features five extended single-shot sequences shot along a seashore, in which Kiarostami, through framing and subtle camera movement, finds different moods and feelings in each shot, lending them a personal and distinctive touch. Shot on digital video, Five was screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival shortly before opening in French theaters in the spring of that year. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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I wouldn't want Kiarostami to abandon narrative filmmaking forever, but I can think of far worse things to stick in your brain than five contemplative shots of nature.
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