Initial release: August 30, 2013
Director: Bahman Maghsoudlou
Screenplay: Bahman Maghsoudlou
Producer: Bahman Maghsoudlou
With: Abbas Kiarostami, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Godfrey Cheshire, Richard Peña, Andrew Sarris
Cinematography: Bahman Maghsoudlou, Seifollah Samadian
Running time: 83 minutes
Abbas Kiarostami: A Report is a 2013 documentary film about the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, produced and directed by Bahman Maghsoudlou. Out of the documentaries Maghsoudlou has made, this is the first of feature length.
The film looks at Kiarostami’s career, finding themes and stylistics that have reoccurred throughout his canon, from his early shorts to his later international successes, with a special focus on his first feature, 1977’s The Report. The film features interviews with a number of people who worked on the film, including Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, and commentary by, among others, Godfrey Cheshire, Richard Peña, and the late Andrew Sarris, with whom Maghsoudlou studied and to whom the film is dedicated.