The 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will screen “Take Me Home”, Abbas Kiarostami’s final work that is a characteristically playful tour of the alleys and stairways of southern Italy, with a soccer ball as our guide.

The film is due to go on screen in the “Out of the Past” section of the festival running from June 30 to July 8 in the Czech Republic, the organizers have announced.

Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian’s montage film “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” will also go on screen in this section.

“76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarostami” is a montage film made by Samadian himself. The title of the film refers to the duration of Kiarostami’s life, 76 years and 15 days, and shows a picture of Kiarostami as a filmmaker, photographer, poet, graphic designer, video artist and even a carpenter.

Film expert Mohammad Atebbai and Samadian are expected to attend the screening programs as guests from Iran.

Abbas Kiarostami chaired the Karlovy Vary jury in its 35th edition in 2000.

A winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for his “Taste of Cherry”, Kiarostami died last July at the age of 76.

Source: Tehran Times