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.
Five sequences : 1) A piece of driftwood on the seashore, carried about by the waves 2) People walking on the seashore. The oldest ones stop by, look at the sea, then go away 3) Blurry shapes on a winter beach. A herd of dogs. A love story 4) A group of loud ducks cross the image, in one direction then the other 5) A pond, at night. Frogs improvising a concert. A storm, then the sunrise.
- "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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