This radically minimalist film features five extended, seemingly single-take sequences, shot on a hand-held DV camera along the shores of the Caspian Sea: a piece of driftwood is broken; people stroll along the promenade; a group of dogs gather; ducks nosily waddle by; and the full moon is reflected. In homage to Yasujiro Ozu, Five is calm, meditative and funny in equal measure.
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. 74mins, 2003, Iran
Curated by AV Festival 12.
Abbas Kiarostami: Five
£5 / £3.50
Wed 7 March 2012, 7.30pm-8.50pm
Newcastle NE1 2NP