Five

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Dir. Abbas Kiarostami

Iran-Japan 2004 | Colour | 74 mins | Cert U

This richly poetic, radically minimalist film features five extended, apparently single-take sequences, shot on hand-held DV camera, along the shores of the Caspian Sea: a piece of driftwood is tossed and broken by the waves; people stroll along the promenade; a group of dogs gather by the water’s edge; ducks noisily move across the frame from one side to the other; and a pool of water is shot at night with the sounds of storm and frogs croaking breaking the stillness.

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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