Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy, Paperback Book

Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy Paperback


A deflationary, anti-theoretical film-philosophy through the cinema of Abbas KiarostamiMathew Abbott presents a powerful new film-philosophy through the cinema of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

Mathew Abbott argues that Kiarostami's films carry out cinematic thinking: they do not just illustrate pre-existing philosophical ideas, but do real philosophical work.Crossing the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, he draws on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Alice Crary, Noel Carroll, Giorgio Agamben, and Martin Heidegger, bringing out the thinking at work in Kiarostami's most recent films: 'Taste of Cherry', 'The Wind Will Carry Us', 'ABC Africa', 'Ten', 'Five', 'Shirin', 'Certified Copy' and 'Like Someone in Love'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781474432290

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