Ten 89 min
Iran 89 min 2002 Colour Persian
Abbas Kiarostami (born 1940, Tehran; died 2016, Paris) studied at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, and originally worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator, and advertising filmmaker. In 1969, he co-founded the cinema division of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults (Kanoon) in Tehran. Since 1970, when he was 30 years old, he directed numerous films for which he received important awards and prizes all over the world, among them the Prix Roberto Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival (1992), the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), UNESCO’s Fellini gold medal (1997), the Konrad Wolf Preis of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin (2003), and the Praemium Imperiale (2004) awarded by the Japan Art Association.
Ten focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a woman on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard.
Cast and Crew
Marin Karmitz, Abbas Kiarostami
Vahid Ghazi, Abbas Kiarostami, Bahman Kiarostami
Mania Akbari, Amin Maher
COLOR / BLACK & WHITE