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The Sleeping Spectator: Nonhuman Aesthetics in Abbas Kiarostami’s Five
Slow Cinema
  • Justin Remes, Iowa State University
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In 2006, the actress Tilda Swinton delivered a ‘State of Cinema’ address at the Kabuki Theatre during the San Francisco International Film Festival. Early in the address, Swinton remembered a conversation with her father: ‘Dadda was telling me that his falling asleep in the cinema is a particular honour to the film in question. He was telling me this as a compliment, his having snored through three of the four films released last year in which I appeared’ (2006: 111).

This work is part of the collection Slow Cinema, ed. Tiago de Luca and Nuno Barradas Jorge, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh 2015,

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Justin Remes. "The Sleeping Spectator: Nonhuman Aesthetics in Abbas Kiarostami’s Five" Slow Cinema (2015) p. 231 - 242
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