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Víctor Erice in Correspondence (2005-07), his collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami
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PARIS AFLICKER
by Sarah Canner



As the days grew short and dark, Paris galleries were aflicker with the pale light of moving pictures. The Centre Pompidou presented "Víctor Erice / Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences," Sept. 19, 2007-Jan. 7, 2008, an unusual curatorial undertaking that placed works by the two filmmakers and artists side-by-side. The show argues that Erice and Kiarostami, who were born within a week of each other in June 1940 (in Spain and Iran, respectively), are kindred artistic spirits -- anti-establishment filmmakers whose work has been revolutionized by the hand-held video camera.

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