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Dear editor:

In his June 14 critical appraisal of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Jonathan Rosenbaum ends his piece with the admonishment, "Don't think you'll be able to catch up with him later on video or cable, because the American mainstream has firmly established that he doesn't exist."

The American mainstream certainly has, but fortunately six Iranian features, including Kiarostami's Where Is the Friend's Home and Life and Nothing But as well as Ebrahim Forouzesh's The Key, for which Kiarostami wrote a screenplay, will shortly make their appearance on video exclusively on the Facets Video label, thus proving, at least partially, that all is not lost in the vast video wasteland.

Milos Stehlik


Facets Multimedia Center


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