10 on Ten

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami.
Iran/France, 2004, digital video, color, 88 min.
Persian and English with English subtitles.

10 on Ten features director Abbas Kiarostami navigating the bumpy mountain roads used in Taste of Cherry while delivering what is essentially a master class on filmmaking. Kiarostami’s advice for filmmakers and opinions about cinema are divided into ten chapters, and his lessons address both film in general and his own films specifically. Though Kiarostami’s talk is occasionally interspersed with clips from his films, the majority of 10 on Ten reveals Kiarostami as an engaging and wise teacher, enthusiastically addressing the camera from the driver’s seat of his car.

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