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Tabiate Bijan (Still Life)

Posted by martinteller on June 2, 2008

A most appropriate title.  For people who think Kiarostami is just way too hectic, man.  Saless seems to be playing a game of low expectations — load the film with so much inactivity that it makes the slightest occurrence take on added dramatic weight.  But fuck it, it kinda works.  I can’t explain why, but I was really fascinated by this, and somehow a lot less bored than I was watching Orlac.  You end up getting rather invested in this old couple.  I’m on the fence about this one, the same way I am about a lot of Kiarostami, but I pretty much liked it.  Rating: 7

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