76 Minutes 15 Seconds 2017-08-18T03:53:19+00:00

Project Description

76 Minutes & 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami

Australian Premiere | 2016

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Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born in 1954 in Oroumieh, Iran, Seifollah Samadian is a graduate of English Literature. He started his career as a photographer since 1968 and as a documentary filmmaker since 1978. He’s been involved as a jury, curator of photo exhibitions and running workshops in numerous national and international events and he’s also founding director of the Annual Image Visual Arts Festival and Tassvir Film Festival since 2003.

Synopsis

This is a Portrait of an artist, whose exceptional approach to Art and life, defined him as one of the most ardent admirers of life itself. The leading aim of this documentary is to share 76 minutes and 15 seconds of undiscovered moments of Abbas Kiarostami’s life and work, in commemoration of his 76 years and 15 days of creative journey. The shots of this documentary are selected out of hundreds of hours of footages , filmed during 25 years of friendship, inside and outside Iran in various occasions: film festivals, photo exhibitions, photography sessions, artistic events, workshops and some unique moments of his daily life.

Festivals

  • Venice Film Festival (2016)
  • Rome Asian Film Festival (2016)
  • Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami in Villa Arson
  • Nice (2016)
  • Montreal New Cinema (2016)
  • Busan (2016)
  • Antalya (2016)
  • Cambridge (2016)
  • Doc Lisboa (2016)
  • Sao Paulo (2016)
  • Valladolid (2016)
  • Tokyo (2016)
  • Best Documentary Award, Tirana (2016)
  • Kolkata (2016), Tallinn Black Nights (2016)
  • Mar Del Plata (2016)
  • India Film Festival in Goa (2016)
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards Festival Brisbane (2016)
  • Ankara Films on Wheels (2016)
  • JOGJA-NETPAC (Indonesia, 2016), Tbilisi (2016)
  • Cinema Europe Bologna (2016), Marrakech (2016)
  • National Museum of Cinema Turin (2016)
  • Kino Saurus Indonesia (2016)
  • Zagreb Human Rights (2016)
  • Atlantic Documentary Festival (2016- Uruguay)
  • Dubai (2016), Kerala (2016)
  • Cinema Carbone Mantua (2016- Italy)
  • Glasgow Film Theatre (2017)
  • Sofia Middle East & North Africa (2017)
  • Antwerp Museum of Modern Arts (2017)
  • Doc Point Helsinki (2017)
  • Goteborg (2017)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary (2017)
  • TIFF Cinematheque Toronto (2017)

Production Team

Director
Seifollah Samadian
Country
Iran
Runtime 
76 min 15 sec
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Special Screening
Classification 
18+
Year
2016
Screenwriter 
Seifollah Samadian
Producer
Sahand Samadian, Seifollah Samadian
Cinematographer 
Seifollah Samadian
Editor
Seifollah Samadian
Cast
Andrea Sartoretti, Claudia Potenza, Zac Zanghellini

 

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