Clive Bradley reviews Ten, directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Iranian films have dominated art house circles internationally for a number of years, now. Unlike the high-octane, visceral energy of the so-called Latin American renaissance, these often award-winning films tend to be small in scope, personal in focus, and “slow” by Hollywood standards. With Ten, Abbas Kiarostami, whose work usually deals with the blurred lines of reality and fiction, has made more or less the archetype of this style of film making. The entire feature-length movie takes place in the front seat of a car.