عنوان مقاله [English]
Abbas Kiarostami’s cinematic works could potentially be analyzed in the realm of philosophy. French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy in his book, ‘The Evidence of Film’, discovers the philosophical world of Kiarostami’s works. The Evidence of Film demonstrates Nancy’s own cinematic viewpoints and by discussing seven films of Kiarostami portraits the interaction between his own thoughts and Kiarostami’s views. It contains some critical elements for the modern aesthetics advancement as well. However, as the book is an artistic work rather than an academic endeavor, more effort is needed to identify the significance of its logical comparison to film theory. It contains three sections: an article on Kiarostami’s films—“Where is the Friend’s Home” to “The Wind Will Carry Us”—a viewpoint on “Life and Nothing More…” and a conversation between Nancy and Kiarostami. The current paper is an attempt to analyze Kiarostami’s works based on Nancy’s philosophical views which have their basis in notions of “evidentio”, “true essence”, “sight and image” and “the meaning of life”.