TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: A WEDDING SUIT
August 11 only
Preceded by Kiarostami’s short film THE CHORUS (17 min)
Pressured by two of his street kid pals, a young tailor’s apprentice loans out a wedding suit intended for a spoiled lad, to be picked up by his mother the following day. Kiarostami combines his increasingly complex and witty perspective on the lives of kids scraping to get by in an adult world with an eye for suspense: What’s this suit actually being used for by the boys, and will it be returned in time for the wedding? Subtly drawn class contrasts and the symbolic weight of an iconic object—the suit itself—underlines Kiarostami’s ever-developing skills at observation and spare, exact storytelling.
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 1976. 57 min. DCP. With English subtitles.
Part of TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI.
Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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