One woman drives through the streets of Tehran over several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various passengers, including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute, and a jilted bride. As Kiarostami’s “dashboard cams” eavesdrop, a portrait of Iran comes into focus.
Experimenting with the possibilities of digital video for the first time, Abbas Kiarostami turns a simple premise into one of the most inventive, inspired, and acclaimed works of 21st-century cinema. As conceptually bold as it is rigorous, Ten’s minimalist design contains multitudes.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France