50. Abbas Kiaorstami
CLOSE-UP, TASTE OF CHERRY, CERTIFIED COPY, TEN
While he may not be familiar to many Western audiences, Kiarostami is an artistic giant in his native Iran, and his reputation is spreading. Kiarostami stands out by crafting films that blur the line between artistic narrative and reality, sometimes telling the same story with both means, in the same movie. He has embraced digital media not because of its expediency, but because of its “truthfulness.” Willing Western audiences will find in him challenging and beautiful cinema.
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