Abbas Kiarostami: A Report screened in Sweden and Italy, November 15, 2014

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Abbas Kiarostami: A Report screened in Sweden and Italy, November 15, 2014

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, two feature documentaries, Abbas Kiarostami: A Report and Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist, were screened at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. A packed house enjoyed the films and the audience engaged in a question and answer period with the director/producer Bahman Maghsoudlou afterwards.

A week later, on Saturday, November 15, Abbas Kiarostami: A Report was screened at Cinema Trevi (Alberto Sordi Cinema) in Rome. The program opened with Mr. Domenico Monetti, the programmer of Cineteca, introducing both Mr. Maghsoudlou and Donatello Fumarola, a renowned Italian film critic who served as the evening’s moderator. After a short talk about Mr. Maghsoudlou’s background, the filmmaker then spoke about Iranian cinema in general and his films in particular, uniting the two subjects as he explained the thinking behind his decision to make a series of feature documentaries about the history of Iranian cinema before the revolution and why he chose to focus on Kiarostami in the first film. The rain outdoors did not prevent a good crowd from showing up and the almost full auditorium received the film enthusiastically. The theater, Cinema Trevi, is owned and operated by The National Film Archive, a film library founded in 1949 that has the right of compulsory deposit of all films produced or co-produced in Italy since that year. Its archive contains 80,000 films, 600,000 photos and 50,000 posters. The theater was opened in January 2003 for the purpose of public screenings of films from the NFA archive and other film libraries.

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