The essay is a walk through Kiarostami’s poetics. Through his relationship to places as organisms, composed in the layers that the camera lets pass into the field of view. The essay explores the filmmaker’s subtle, non-Eurocentric politics, which seeps and stablishes itself through the poetics of everyday life, his unique film existentialism, his relation to poetry and the comparisons to other great film poetics.

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