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The Weaver of Details: An Interview with Reza Mirkarimi

Rahman, Kaz (2016) The Weaver of Details: An Interview with Reza Mirkarimi. Projectorhead, . Article Number 13. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:88206)

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Abstract

It is a surprise that Reza Mirkarimi isn't discussed more - perhaps it is because his work doesn't fulfill the global cinephilic expectation of Iranian cinema: films where human beings transform into concepts. Instead, they forge an existence as autonomous, sovereign beings full of whim. The participants in his films are self-propelled motors whose various functions he employs as instruments of the narrative: they glance, sigh, frown and glare; they lumber, collapse, dart in a frenzy and then come to a halt - as such, they consistently shift positions through the houses (apartment blocks or as in this case, a large family home), allowed as they desire, to deposit the narrative where they go or abandon it fully. In Mirkarimi, therefore, there are as many stories as there are rooms; in Mirkarimi, there are many stories but no concepts. Kaz Rahman sat with the director at the conclusion of a special screening of A Cube of Sugar (2012, a masterpiece) to discuss his special, exclusive method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Iranian Cinema, Islamic Traditions, Mirkarimi, Time
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc
N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Kaz Rahman
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 18 May 2021 08:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88206 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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