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Shirin (2009)

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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 (7) | 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.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

A unique movie viewing experience.

October 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.

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

The melodramatic, passionate "Shirin" story drives everything forward, and gazing at the faces of these amazing women can be a compelling experience in itself.

August 27, 2010 | Full Review…

It powerfully reminds us of the persuasiveness of art as it simultaneously stresses the humanist perspective of its singular, innovative creator.

July 10, 2010 | Rating: 67/100 | Full Review…

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