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Yousefian Kenari M J, Mokhtabad-Amrei M. Kiarostami’s Unfinished Cinema and its Postmodern Reflections. EIJH 17 (2) :23-37
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-3644-en.html
1- Faculty of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University
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Kiarostami’s unfinished cinema emphasizes the importance of audiences’ involvement in a movie by using postmodern images. Some essential points of critically reading his, so-called half-created cinema, could be summarized as self-reflexive style, diagrammatical perspectives, in-between narratives,and Individual minimalism. The main postmodern achievement of this cinema is focusing on the process of creating meaning through the experience of film. Furthermore, the close-ups function as separate independent units that are constantly generating their implicit affections. In this respect, Kiarostami’s unusual works are interpretable by Deleuze’ some neologism like affection-image. The films are some affective micro-dramas formed in a gap between the audiences’ receptions and the close-ups. Despite their postmodern reflections, unfinished movies have no strict disciplines that may limit the process of creating meaning. This paper attempts to present a new approach of reading Kiarostami as an increasing global interest.
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Received: 2009/05/10 | Accepted: 2010/04/18 | Published: 2010/05/22

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