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On Abbas Kiarostami and “Ten”

In the 1990s, the international film festival circuit provided the context for Kiarostami’s emergence as a world renowned Iranian filmmaker.  At that time, opportunities for a glimpse into Iranian culture and society were rare.  Foreign audiences’ wetted appetites for narratives, images, and subjects from an alien and exotic culture, especially when they turned out to be so warm and brilliant, [...]

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