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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

April 2020 Criterion Titles Announced

 

Destry Rides Again  (1939)    April 14

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • New interview with Donald Dewey, author of James Stewart: A Biography
  • New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with director George Marshall, conducted by the American Film Institute
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondell
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

 

The Cremator  (1969)      April 21

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • High-definition digital transfer of The Junk Shop, director Juraj Herz’s 1965 debut short film
  • Short documentary from 2011 featuring Herz visiting filming locations and recalling the production of The Cremator
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova about the style of the film
  • Documentary from 2017 about composer Zdeněk Liška featuring Herz, filmmakers Jan Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers, and others
  • Interview with actor Rudolf Hrušínský from 1993
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Jonathan Owen

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel  (2014)      April 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Anderson, filmmaker Roman Coppola, and actor Jeff Goldblum
  • Selected-scene storyboard animatics
  • The Making of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a new documentary about the film
  • New interviews with the cast and crew
  • Video essays from 2015 and 2020 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and film scholar David Bordwell
  • Behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Two pieces by critic Richard Brody and (with the Blu-ray) a double-sided poster and other ephemera

 

Me and You and Everyone We Know  (2005)      April 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital master, approved by director Miranda July, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary about July’s artistic beginnings and the development of her debut feature
  • Open to the World, a new documentary by July about the 2017 interfaith charity shop and participatory artwork she created in collaboration with Artangel
  • July Interviews July: Deauville, 2005, a discovery from July’s archives, newly edited
  • Six scenes from the 2003 Sundance Directors Lab, where July workshopped the film, with commentary by July
  • The Amateurist (1998) and Nest of Tens (2000), short films by July
  • Several films from July’s Joanie 4 Jackie project, and a documentary about the program
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Essays by artist and scholar Sara Magenheimer and novelist Lauren Groff

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

 

Army of Shadows   (1969)     April 7

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
  • Interviews from 2007 with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot
  • On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, author Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters
  • Jean-Pierre Melville et “L’armée des ombres” (2005), a short program on the director and his film
  • Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of the German occupation of France
  • Restoration demonstration by Lhomme
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin, along with (for the Blu-ray) a piece by historian Robert O. Paxton and excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s Melville on Melville

 

I think we all knew that Budapest would be coming for a long time (since Criterion handles all of Anderson's films), but its still nice to see as its one of the best modern films.

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I'm going to buy Cremator the first day it comes out! I can't wait!

 

As for Wes Anderson, I despise his cruddy, "cutesy" movies. Blegh.

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On 1/27/2020 at 6:27 PM, LawrenceA said:

Angel  (1937)         April 7

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Thanks for this! I've been waiting for this movie to be available forever! It's in my "To Keep" file on my DVR!

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Upcoming Kino Lorber releases:

Billy Liar  (1963)   April 28

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The Caper of the Golden Bulls  (1967)      April 28

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Don't Drink the Water  (1969)        April 28

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Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment  (1966)     April 28

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Outcast of the Islands  (1951)     April 28

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The Sound Barrier  (1952)    April 28

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May  2020  Criterion  Titles  Announced

 

The Great Escape  (1963)       May 12

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence
  • New interview with critic Michael Sragow
  • “The Great Escape”: Heroes Underground, a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there
  • The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones, a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen’s character in the film
  • Return to “The Great Escape,” a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen’s son, Chad McQueen
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

 

Dance, Girl, Dance    (1940)       May 19

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich
  • New selected-scene commentary featuring film historian Cari Beauchamp
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

 

Wildlife   (2018)        May 19

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Paul Dano, screenwriter Zoe Kazan, actors Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, cinematographer Diego García, production designer Akin McKenzie, and costume designer Amanda Ford
  • New conversation on the film’s postproduction with Dano, editor Matthew Hannam, and composer David Lang
  • Film at Lincoln Center conversation from 2018 between Dano and novelist Richard Ford about the film’s source material
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

 

Husbands  (1970)      May 26

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring critic Marshall Fine
  • New interviews with producer Al Ruban and actor Jenny Runacre
  • New video essay featuring audio recordings of John Cassavetes in his own words exploring the actor-director’s spirited approach to acting
  • The Story of “Husbands”—A Tribute to John Cassavetes (2009), a half-hour program featuring Ruban, actor Ben Gazzara, and cinematographer Victor J. Kemper
  • Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1970 featuring Cassavetes, Gazzara, and actor Peter Falk
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker Andrew Bujalski

 

Scorsese Shorts      May 26

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray:
  • ITALIANAMERICAN (1974 • 49 minutes • Color • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • AMERICAN BOY (1978 • 55 minutes • Color • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • THE BIG SHAVE (1967 • 5 minutes • Color • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • IT’S NOT JUST YOU, MURRAY! (1964 • 16 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • WHAT’S A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS? (1963 • 10 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New discussion among filmmakers Ari Aster and Josh and Benny Safdie
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese’s archive

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales           May 5

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  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)
  • Suzanne's Career (1963)
  • My Night at Maud's (1969)
  • La collectionneuse (1967)
  • Claire's Knee (1971)
  • Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION THREE-DISC BOX SET

  • New 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Conversation between director Eric Rohmer and filmmaker Barbet Schroeder from 2006
  • Four short films by Rohmer—Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (shot in 1951 and completed in 1961); Véronique and Her Dunce (1958); Nadja in Paris (1964); A Modern Coed (1966)—and one on which he advised, The Curve (1999)
  • “On Pascal,” a 1965 episode of the educational TV series En profil dans le texte directed by Rohmer, on the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, the subject of debate in My Night at Maud’s
  • Archival interviews with Rohmer; actors Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan, and Jean--Louis Trintignant; film critic Jean Douchet; and producer Pierre Cottrell
  • Video afterword from 2006 by filmmaker and writer Neil LaBute
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Geoff Andrew, Ginette Vincendeau, Phillip Lopate, Kent Jones, Molly Haskell, and Armond White; excerpts from cinematographer Nestor Almendros’s 1980 autobiography; and Rohmer’s landmark 1948 essay “For a Talking Cinema”; along with an English translation of Six Moral Tales, the book of stories by Rohmer on which the films are based.
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17 minutes ago, speedracer5 said:

Ooh I'll definitely be getting Dance, Girl, Dance !! 

Thanks!

I'm looking forward to the Scorsese short film collection, and The Great Escape.

My Criterion wish list is now up to 7 titles! 

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26 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I'm looking forward to the Scorsese short film collection, and The Great Escape.

My Criterion wish list is now up to 7 titles! 

Mine too! There are three Harold Lloyd films (Safety Last, The Freshman, The Kid Brother); The Blob, Leave Her to Heaven, Dance Girl Dance, Kiss Me Deadly, Showboat

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Warner Archive releases for April:

Blood on the Moon (1948)

Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Action of the Tiger (1957)

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

V - The Final Battle (1984)

Tin Cup (1996)

 

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June 2020 Criterion Titles Announced

 

An Unmarried Woman  (1978)     June 9

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Paul Mazursky and actor Jill Clayburgh
  • New interviews with actors Michael Murphy and Lisa Lucas
  • New interview with author Sam Wasson on Mazursky’s work
  • Audio recording of Mazursky speaking at the American Film Institute in 1980
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

 

The Cameraman  (1928)     June 16

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration undertaken by the Cineteca di Bologna, the Criterion Collection, and Warner Bros.
  • New score by composer Timothy Brock, conducted by Brock and performed by the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in 2020, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Glenn Mitchell, author of A–Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion
  • Spite Marriage (1929), Buster Keaton’s next feature for MGM following The Cameraman, in a new 2K restoration, with a 2004 commentary by film historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
  • Time Travelers, a new documentary by Daniel Raim featuring interviews with Bengtson and film historian Marc Wanamaker
  • So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM, a 2004 documentary by film historians Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird
  • New interview with James L. Neibaur, author of The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for MGM, Educational Pictures, and Columbia
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Imogen Sara Smith

 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire  (2019)      June 23

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between director Céline Sciamma and film critic Dana Stevens
  • New interviews with actors Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant
  • Interview with cinematographer Claire Mathon from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
  • Interview from 2019 with artist Hélène Delmaire on creating the paintings for the film, along with behind-the-scenes footage
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ela Bittencourt

 

Come and See  (1985)      June 30

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration by Mosfilm, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with cinematographer Roger Deakins
  • New interview with director Elem Klimov’s brother and frequent collaborator German Klimov
  • Flaming Memory, a three-film documentary series from 1975–77 by filmmaker Viktor Dashuk featuring firsthand accounts of survivors of the genocide in Belorussia during World War II
  • Interview from 2001 with Elem Klimov
  • Interviews from 2001 with actor Alexei Kravchenko and production designer Viktor Petrov
  • How “Come and See” Was Filmed, a 1985 short film about the making of the film featuring interviews with Elem Klimov, Kravchenko, and writer Ales Adamovich
  • Theatrical rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Mark Le Fanu and poet Valzhyna Mort

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

Tokyo Olympiad  (1965)     June 23

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 by film historian Peter Cowie
  • New introduction to the film by Cowie
  • Eighty minutes of additional material from the Tokyo Games, with a new introduction by Cowie
  • Archival interviews with director Kon Ichikawa
  • New documentary about Ichikawa featuring interviews with cameraman Masuo Yamaguchi, longtime Ichikawa collaborator Chizuko Osaka, and the director’s son Tatsumi Ichikawa
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar James Quandt

 

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New Criterion Box-Set

Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits       July 14

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  • The Big Boss (1971)
  • Fist of Fury (1972)
  • The Way of the Dragon (1972)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Game of Death (1978)

SEVEN-DISC SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restorations of The Big BossFist of FuryGame of Death, and The Way of the Dragon, with uncompressed original monaural soundtracks
  • New 2K digital restoration of the rarely-seen 99-minute 1973 theatrical version of Enter the Dragon, with uncompressed original monaural soundtrack
  • 2K digital restoration of the 102-minute “special-edition” version of Enter the Dragon
  • Alternate audio soundtracks for the films, including original English-dubbed tracks and a 5.1 surround soundtrack for the special-edition version of Enter the Dragon
  • Six audio commentaries: on The Big Boss by Bruce Lee expert Brandon Bentley; on The Big BossFist of Fury, Game of Death, and The Way of the Dragon by Hong Kong–film expert Mike Leeder; and on the special-edition version of Enter the Dragon by producer Paul Heller
  • High-definition presentation of Game of Death II, the 1981 sequel to Game of Death
  • Game of Death Redux, a new presentation of Lee’s original Game of Death footage, produced by Alan Canvan
  • New interviews on all five films with Lee biographer Matthew Polly
  • New interview with producer Andre Morgan about Golden Harvest, the company behind Hong Kong’s top martial-arts stars, including Lee
  • New program about English-language dubbing with voice performers Michael Kaye (the English-speaking voice of Lee’s Chen Zhen in Fist of Fury) and Vaughan Savidge
  • New interview with author Grady Hendrix about the “Bruceploitation” subgenre that followed Lee’s death, and a selection of Bruceploitation trailers
  • Blood and Steel, a 2004 documentary about the making of Enter the Dragon
  • Multiple programs and documentaries about Lee’s life and philosophies, including Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973) and Bruce Lee: In His Own Words (1998)
  • Interviews with Linda Lee Cadwell, Lee’s widow, and many of Lee’s collaborators and admirers, including actors Jon T. Benn, Riki Hashimoto, Nora Miao, Robert Wall, Yuen Wah, and Simon Yam and directors Clarence Fok, Sammo Hung, and Wong Jing
  • Promotional materials
  • New English subtitle translations and subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jeff Chang
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July Criterion Titles Announced

 

The War of the Worlds  (1953)       July 7

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, created by sound designer Ben Burtt and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren
  • Movie Archaeologists, a new program on the visual and sound effects in the film featuring Burtt and film historian Craig Barron
  • From the Archive, a new program about the film’s restoration featuring Barron, Burtt, and Paramount Pictures archivist Andrea Kalas
  • Audio interview with producer George Pal from 1970
  • The Sky Is Falling, a 2005 documentary about the making of the film
  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds from 1938, directed and narrated by Orson Welles
  • Radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic J. Hoberman

 

Marriage Story   (2019)         July 21

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Noah Baumbach, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Baumbach
  • The Players, a new program featuring interviews with actors Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, and Ray Liotta
  • The Filmmakers, a new program about the production of the film, featuring interviews with Baumbach, editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Jade Healy, costume designer Mark Bridges, and producer David Heyman
  • The Making of “Marriage Story,” a new program featuring behind-the-scenes footage
  • New interviews with composer Randy Newman and Baumbach about the film’s score
  • New program featuring Baumbach walking the viewer through a key location from the film
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Notes on the film by novelist Linn Ullmann

 

Plus Blu-ray upgrades for :

 

The Lady Eve  (1941)      July 14

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring film professor Marian Keane
  • Introduction from 2001 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Interview from 2020 with writer-director Preston Sturges’s biographer and son Tom Sturges and friends
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns
  • Costume designs by Edith Head
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1942 featuring Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland
  • Audio recording of “Up the Amazon,” a song from an unproduced stage musical based on the film
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1946 profile of Preston Sturges from LIFE magazine

 

Taste of Cherry  (1997)      July 21

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Project, Abbas Kiarostami’s 39-minute 1997 sketch film for Taste of Cherry, made with the director’s son Bahman Kiarostami
  • New interview with Iranian film scholar Hamid Naficy
  • Rare 1997 interview with Abbas Kiarostami, conducted by Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic A. S. Hamrah

 

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