Shirin

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78%

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57%
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the 12th century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text -- long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East--remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show.

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Critic Reviews for Shirin

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

  • One of Abbas Kiarostami's trickiest and most radical experimental works.

    May 12, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Shirin offers a feast for the bedazzled eye and a crash course in narrative obsession for the benumbed mind.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Variety
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  • Watching a movie in a movie theater is an act of collective loneliness. Shirin makes that loneliness cathartic, but by not showing the film within the film, Kiarostami avoids transforming it into entertainment.

    May 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The obvious artifice of the picture track, scarcely less stylized than the mythic soundtrack, seems to exclude the kind of obvious appeal documentary might have.

    Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A unique movie viewing experience.

    Oct 9, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • (Kiarostami) studies the roadmap of the face, faces of women both young and old, faces framed by head scarves that are limned by the flickering light of the faux movie screen.

    Sep 7, 2010 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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