For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Close-up) gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated each one into its own subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignette, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.
Special Edition Features
2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami, who helped finish the film after his father’s death
New conversation between Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire
New short documentary about the making of the film by Abbas Kiarostami collaborator Salma Monshizadeh
PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri