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Kiarostami working on ‘Horizontal Process’

Iranian helmer will shoot in Italy

Helmer Abbas Kiarostami is prepping the working-titled “Horizontal Process,” his third consecutive pic shot outside his native Iran.

“He is determined to work in Apulia in Italy; he loves the region,” said Gallic producer Marin Karmitz, topper of MK2.

Kiarostami, who has been taking photographs of the area for four years, revealed plans for “Process” during Italy’s Bari Film Festival in March.What he liked best about Apulia, he told festgoers, is “the complex architecture of the various cities, which conveys the complexity of the people who live there.”

Kiarostami added that he “hoped to bring the same complexity to the film,” which is now in early development.

“He is supposed to bring me the script; I think he may have it with him right now,” Karmitz confirmed. However, Karmitz cautioned that “with Abbas, until the cameras start rolling, you never know. He is absolutley capable of changing his mind.”

That said, Karmitz — who among other Kiarostami pics shepherded Tuscany-set “Certified Copy” and Japan-set “Like Someone in Love,” which screened Monday in competish — is keen to produce this pic, which Kiarostami has tentative plans to shoot next year.

Karmitz said that “Love” had a more than 10-year gestation because Kiarostami didn’t feel ready to shoot outside Iran, a fear which subsequently subsided.

“He’s a rare artist; capable of becoming completely universal. Territory and language is now no longer important,” Karmitz said. “He can transpose the Iranian language to Tuscany; or shoot a city in Japan that could be anywhere.”

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