Five: Dedicated to Ozu
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Abbas Kiarostami's five-segment experiment in digital cinema is a work of simplicity. Its subject is nature itself. Waves break on the shore. A lone piece of driftwood moves back and forth. Strangers walk along the coastline. A dog plays by the sea. A flash of bright light. Then come the ducks, waddling in and out of the shot. Finally, a reflection on water of the moon at night as frogs make a racket in the background.
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I wouldn't want Kiarostami to abandon narrative filmmaking forever, but I can think of far worse things to stick in your brain than five contemplative shots of nature."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"If one looks carefully enough, one can pick up little "stories" in the images, and there's a relaxing, meditative quality that also comes of Ozu's images."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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