Experience | Abbas Kiarostami | 1973 | In Persian with English subtitles | 60 minutes | NR | DCP
“‘Based on a story by Amir Naderi, who also cowrote the film, this slice of a fourteen-year-old boy’s life follows his efforts to fend for himself in the big city, working as a tea server and assistant in a photographer’s studio, running errands, and, briefly, exchanging glances with a pretty middle-class girl. With no music and little dialogue, and distinguished by its darkly elegant compositions, the film offers an impressionistic meditation on adolescent solitude.” – Janus Films
A Wedding Suit | Abbas Kiarostami | 1976 | In Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles | 57 minutes | NR | DCP
“In a trilevel shopping arcade, a teenage boy who works for a tailor is besieged by two other boys who want to borrow a new suit to wear on a social outing before it’s turned over to its owner. One of the most accomplished and intricately plotted of Kiarostami’s Kanoon films, this sharply observed drama contains suspense, satire, an undercurrent of violence, and even a magic show.” – Janus Films
This series is presented as part of Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame, in memory of Jeanne Hoffman Smith and in partnership with Janus Films.