Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Kiarostami at MOMA/Imamura at BAM

Just a quick note to say that I am currently eyebrow-deep in two major retrospectives happening right now in the city: "Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker," a multimedia exhibit at MOMA, the film section of which runs through March 19. Alongside that series is one that is proving to be a long-overdue revelation for me: "Pimps, Prostitutes, and Pigs: Shohei Imamura's Japan," screening at BAM through March 29. This accounts for the woeful lack of posts lately. However, this will be rectified soon. Watch this space for reviews of films in both series.

In the meantime, here are some interesting links on both directors, from the online journal Senses of Cinema:

Merhnaz Saeed-Vafa on Abbas Kiarostami
David Sterritt's interview with Abbas Kiarostami
Nelson Kim on Shohei Imamura

Also: an interview with Imamura from the World Socialist Web Site.

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