Museum Films’ November lineup features award-winning festival favorites from celebrated filmmakers Park Chan-wook, Claire Denis and Hong Sangsoo; provocative Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness; Charlotte Wells’ breakout debut feature Aftersun; and a new work of fiction from pioneering documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Our Kiarostami retrospective continues this month with a curated selection of rarely screened early features by the legendary Iranian filmmaker.
Thurs., Nov. 3 @ 7:30 pm
Presented as a double feature, Abbas Kiarostami’s early, hour-long films Experience and A Wedding Suit follow teenage boys as they navigate daily life, crushes and work.
Fri., Nov. 4 @ 5:30 & 8:30 pm | Sat., Nov. 5 @ 2, 5 & 8 pm | Sun., Nov. 6 @ 12:30 & 3:30 pm | Fri., Nov. 11 @ 8:30 pm | Sat., Nov. 12 @ 5 pm | Sun., Nov. 13 @ 12:30 pm
South Korea’s official submission to the 2023 Academy Awards, Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave is a mesmerizing, Hitchcock-inspired tale of murder and betrayal with a ravishing love story at its heart.
Thurs., Nov. 10 @ 7:30 pm
Kiarostami’s enthralling first feature follows a boy from a provincial Iranian village on a single-minded quest to attend a soccer match in Tehran.
Fri., Nov. 11 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Nov. 12 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Nov. 13 @ 3:30 pm | Fri., Nov. 18 @ 8:30 pm | Sat., Nov. 19 @ 2 pm
Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this bold satire from Swedish provocateur Ruben Östlund (Force Majure, The Square) sets a bickering model couple and a group of ultra-wealthy vacationers adrift on a luxury cruise headed for disaster.
Thurs., Nov. 17 @ 7:30 pm
Made before the Revolution, Kiarostami’s autobiographical drama focuses on a civil servant struggling with personal and professional challenges.
Fri., Nov. 18 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Nov. 19 @ 8 pm | Sun., Nov. 20 @ 3 pm
Winner of the coveted Grand Prix at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this lushly textured romantic thriller from acclaimed French director Claire Denis (Both Sides of the Blade, Beau Travail) follows a young American journalist (Margaret Qualley) in Nicaragua, who falls for an enigmatic English businessman (Joe Alwyn) and becomes ensnared in a web of lies and intrigue.
Sat., Nov. 19 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Nov. 20 @ 12:30 pm
The award-winning 27th feature from beloved Korean writer-director Hong Sangsoo, The Novelist’s Film brings together celebrated actresses Lee Hyeyoung (In Front of Your Face) and Kim Minhee (On the Beach at Night Alone) for a playful, poignant and deeply personal meditation on the mercurial nature of artistic inspiration.
Fri., Nov. 25 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Nov. 26 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Nov. 27 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
An award-winning highlight of the Cannes, New York and Toronto film festivals, Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells’ indelible feature debut brims with warmth and quiet wonder as its protagonist recalls a father and daughter’s journey to a Turkish seaside resort some 20 years after the fact.
Sat., Nov. 26 @ 5:30 pm | One night only!
A rare, minimalist foray into fiction filmmaking from legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman, A Couple draws on the writings and letters of Leo Tolstoy’s wife Sophia to offer a revealing portrait of their tumultuous long-term marriage.
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Tickets to Kiarostami Film Retrospective screenings are free for OKCMOA members and with same-day museum or Art After 5 admission. Visit the admissions desk or the theater box office to purchase tickets.