Abbas Kiarostami

Feature film 'Shirin' (2008) by Abbas Kiarostami features 114 mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text -- long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East -- remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show.

Feature film ‘Shirin’ (2008) by Abbas Kiarostami features 114 spectators at a theatrical representation of ‘Khosrow and Shirin’, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text (long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East) remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show.

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