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ABC Africa

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3.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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"Of all the movies I've seen this year, the one that has stayed most strongly in my mind is Abbas Kiarostami's ABC Africa." (Martin Scorsese)

Over the course of a ten-day visit to Uganda, Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry and The Wind Will Carry Us) uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans. Although a documentary about the ravages of AIDS and civil war in Uganda may seem at first like a radical departure, one of the most remarkable things about ABC Africa is the way that Iran's most celebrated auteur makes such unlikely material very much his own.

In true Kiarostami style, an impressionistic, deceptively simple record of a journey becomes the film itself. This striking visual poem is full of echoes from his oeuvre: the hypnotic tracking shots from car windows, the dirt-road villages, the majestic landscapes and, above all, the emphasis on the resilience and resourcefulness of children.

Alternately heartbreaking and optimistic, ABC Africa records a people struggling to survive. Filled with laughter and music, and pulsing with life, Kiarostami's vision attests to Africa's sunny spirit

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"Brimming with vital visual imagery and suffused with an exhilarating spirit of courage and endurance..." -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Remarkable... the most accessible film to date by Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Shattering... Profound... One of the ten best films of the year." -- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

"Surprisingly cheerful." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"You come away...hopeful... and illuminated." -- A.O. Scott, The New York Times


Special features

  • ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: THE ART OF LIVING: a 55-minute documentary (2003), directed by Pat Collins and Fergus Daly
  • Theatrical Trailer

Product details

  • Actors: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Persian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: New Yorker
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0008FXSTM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,886 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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