24 Frames Before and After Lumiere
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Writer: Abbas Kiarostami
We’ve been expecting an update on Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s mysterious Chinese project for some time now, and after a recent masterclass at this year’s Marrakech Film Festival, the director unveiled some news. The Chinese project, titled Walking in the Wind, he hopes to begin lensing in May, 2016 with a lead Iranian actress. But in the meantime, he’s completed a compilation project titled 24 Frames Before and After Lumiere, comprised of twenty-four four and a half minute films he’s been directing over the last three years.
Production Co./Producers: NA
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) TBD (international).
Release Date: Kiarostami aims to have the film ready for mid-2016, so chances are high this may appear in some form at Cannes, perhaps as an out-of-competition selection.