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    Repetition and return: the spectator's memory in Abbas Kiarostami’s 'Koker Trilogy'

    Mulvey, Laura (2007) Repetition and return: the spectator's memory in Abbas Kiarostami’s 'Koker Trilogy'. Third Text 21 (1), pp. 19-29. ISSN 0952-8822.

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    Kiarostami’s cinema is marked by an ability to change that affects both the form and the content of his films. In 2002, Ten marked a new turning point: for the first time, a woman was the central focus of a Kiarostami film and his use of digital equipment radically transformed his style. I want to look back at the way his cinema changed across the three films set in Koker. The second and third Koker films develop with a looping narrative strategy in which a return to the past enables a move into the future. In the process, the spectator is engaged in an unusual way, forced to move backwards and forwards across the films not only through remembering but following a twisting path of reassessment and re‐understanding earlier images and stories in the light of Kiarostami’s changing cinema.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 10:17
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:45


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