A podcast about trading films with friends. Each month I choose a film for a friend to watch and they choose one for me. Then we discuss. Two episodes a month, first my choice and then theirs. Subscribe via iTunes or Overcast.
- Abbas Kiarostami, who directed this film, is probably the most celebrated living Iranian director
- We are both huge fans of films with an existentialist bent, like this one
- Seriously, Criterion, upgrade your crappy DVD of this film already. It’s not even anamorphic for crying out loud!
- If you want to read someone really get it wrong, read Roger Ebert’s thoughts on this film
- A film that won the Palme d'Or in 1997, and was named to the 2012 Sight & Sound greatest films of all time list
- Martin Scorsese is also a huge fan of Kiarostami
- I assume we’re the only podcast to ever compare this film to Disney’s Wall-E, but I suppose you never know
- This film reminds me of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy, especially Three Colors: Red
- When we said Apéritif we clearly meant Digestif. Clearly
- Some of Kiarostami’s other well-known films include Close-Up, Certified Copy, and Like Someone in Love. The last two were made in Italy and Japan respectively
- I seriously can’t recommend Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting highly enough. Especially his episode on Ensemble Staging, as it relates indirectly to our conversation about what an American remake might do to ruin this film