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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #69. Untitled Abbas Kiarostami Project

Untitled Abbas Kiarostami Project

Director: Abbas Kiarostami // Writer: Abbas Kiarostami

While it had been long rumored that Juliette Binoche would be reteaming with Abbas Kiarostami after their celebrated 2010 film Certified Copy, the actress put the kibosh on those assumption that it was a project once called Horizontal Process. In a recent interview, Binoche let it slip that Kiarostami was currently working on a film in China about a cleaning woman taking care of thousands of rooms in a big building. And that’s about all we’re going to get since Kiarostami famously remains mum about his projects until they happen to be programmed. While we don’t have any idea when or exactly where filming transpired (or even if it’s finished), this as yet untitled film will be Kiarostami’s third film outside of Iran, following Certified Copy and 2012’s Like Someone In Love. So while he’s a filmmaker that deserves a higher place on our list, one might argue, we only know that something ‘possibly’ is in the works.

Cast: Not available.

Producers: Unknown

U.S. Distributor: Rights available.

Release Date: If the film is ready this year, his selection at Cannes in the Main Competition seems a foregone conclusion.


Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.


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