I Do Movies Badly: Introduction to Abbas Kiarostami (featuring filmmaker Benny Krown)
New York-based filmmaker Benny Krown joins Jim in conversation to discuss the late Iranian photographer/writer/director Abbas Kiarostami. Yes, they’re two white, American guys talking about an influential filmmaker from the Middle East, but as is often the case with art, some truths are universal. The boys talk about the different philosophical approaches to photography and filmmaking, what “duplicity of images” means, and how a film can be meta without being self-referential before diving into the recommendations: Like Someone in Love (2012), Certified Copy (2010), and Close-Up (1990). Sorry – no Koker Trilogy.