Shirin, 2008

Abbas Kiarostami

20 february, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Organised by

Madrid's Festival Escena Contemporánea and the Regional Government of Madrid

One hundred and ten women in a cinema. We see that they are absorbed in looking at a screen, where a film we cannot see is being shown. The emotions appearing on the faces of these girls, women and grandmothers are what enable us to follow the story of Shirin, based on the passionate romance told by Nezami, a Persian poet from the 12th century. Abbas Kiarostami (Tehran, 1940) thus creates a metanarrative fiction in which the women of the audience identify with the heroin of the film they are watching, while at the same time cease to be spectators to become the subject and object of film creation.