Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami
Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami (2003)

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami pays homage to Yasujiro Ozu, the brilliant Japanese filmmaker whose spare but evocative style has been a major influence on Kiarostami's work, with this non-narrative visual experiment. Five… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

The loose boundary between truth & fiction... is equally, if differently, present in Five, where lengthy snapshots of nature that seem to have been taken with no directorial intervention are in fact the product of careful contrivance.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Carlos Magalh„es
The kind of immersive contemplation (and homage) more akin to video art than an actual sort of narrative, but I really like how it produces a calming, soothing… More