Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami (2003)





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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.


Critic Reviews for Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami

All Critics (3)

The loose boundary between truth & fiction... is equally, if differently, present in Five, where lengthy snapshots of nature that seem to have been taken with no directorial intervention are in fact the product of careful contrivance.

July 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

June 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If one looks carefully enough, one can pick up little "stories" in the images, and there's a relaxing, meditative quality that also comes of Ozu's images.

August 2, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami


The kind of immersive contemplation (and homage) more akin to video art than an actual sort of narrative, but I really like how it produces a calming, soothing effect (like a fireplace) and would provide great ambience in the background of any living room.

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