Kiarostami Absent at London Opera Premiere
09-Jun-2009 (one comment)

Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte, is being performed by the English National Opera in London in the absence of its director. Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian film maker, was not allowed into the country to oversee his work. Kiarostami was supposed to come to London for Cosi's rehearsals and premiere. But he gave up trying to apply for a visa, because he said he had to go through such a Kafkaesque process. The British ambassador in Tehran tried to intervene, but it was all too late as the BBC's Maryam Erfan reports.

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Kafka Was Great

by MiNeum71 on

I'm so happy to be able to read his original books. And since I know his The Trial and The Metamorphosis I keep calm when I'm in a magistrate :)