Five (2003 film)
|Five Dedicated to Ozu|
|Directed by||Abbas Kiarostami|
|Written by||Abbas Kiarostami|
Five (Persian: پنج Panj), also known as Five Dedicated to Ozu, is a 2003 Iranian documentary film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. The film consists of five long shots, averaging about 16 minutes each. Four of the five have fixed camera positions.
The original 2004 Cannes page  states: "Finding himself in a house in the north of Iran by the Caspian Sea, the director picked up his handheld DV camera and began filming the seemingly anodyne events happening on the 500 metres of beach in front of his house".
A 2005 book "The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami" by Alberto Elena  also states that the film was made "[while the director was] staying on the shores of the Caspian Sea in the summer of 2002."
The film consists of five long takes set by the ocean. As in a typical Ozu film, the camera never moves, zooms or pans. There is no dialogue, and only one shot includes people.
- First shot: A close-up of a section of beach.
- Second shot: A seaside boardwalk, with people walking past.
- Third shot: The same beach, taken from above.
- Fourth shot: A short interlude, with ducks.
- Fifth shot: A black screen that is revealed to be water at night when the moon's reflection appears.
- "NHK Asian Film Festival". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Festival de Cannes: Five". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Festival de Cannes: Five". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on November 27, 2005. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "MoMA Highlights since 1980". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003)
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