Shirin

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2008
  • Running time: 92 min
One of Kiarostami’s most daring formal experiments turns the camera on the audience. Set entirely in a movie theater showing an adaptation of a twelfth-century poem by Nezami Ganjavi— never actually glimpsed but heard throughout—Shirin surveys in a... read more

One of Kiarostami’s most daring formal experiments turns the camera on the audience. Set entirely in a movie theater showing an adaptation of a twelfth-century poem by Nezami Ganjavi— never actually glimpsed but heard throughout—Shirin surveys in a succession of close-ups the reactions of those raptly watching the tragic love story, an audience made up of more than 110 actresses, including Juliette Binoche (who would later star in Kiarostami’s 2010 film Certified Copy). The result is a masterful study of spectatorship and the affective power of cinema.

Original Release

01/20/2008

US Release

01/20/2008

Cast

Taraneh Alidoosti Woman in audience
Pegah Ahangarani Woman in audience
Mahnaz Afshar Woman in audience
Juliette Binoche Woman in Audience
Golshifteh Farahani Woman in audience
Leila Hatami Woman in audience
Behnaz Jafari Woman in audience
Mahtab keramati Woman in audience
Homayoun Ershadi Woman in audience
Kamand Amirsoleimani Woman in audience
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers

Farideh Golbou

Cast

Taraneh Alidoosti Woman in audience
Pegah Ahangarani Woman in audience
Mahnaz Afshar Woman in audience
Juliette Binoche Woman in Audience
Golshifteh Farahani Woman in audience
Leila Hatami Woman in audience
Behnaz Jafari Woman in audience
Mahtab keramati Woman in audience
Homayoun Ershadi Woman in audience
Kamand Amirsoleimani Woman in audience
Khatereh Asadi Woman in audience
Vishka Asayesh Woman in audience
Darya Ashoori Woman in audience
Ra'na Azadivar Woman in audience
Pantea Bahram Woman in audience
Pouri Baneai Woman in audience
Afsaneh Bayegan Woman in audience
Afsaneh Chehreh Azad Woman in audience
Shaghayegh Dehghan Woman in audience
Sahar Dolatshahi Woman in audience

Producers

Editors

Abbas Kiarostami, Arash Sadeghi

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