Iranian producer and planner Ataollah Omidvar has blamed the 87th Academy Awards for counterfeiting Abbas Kiarostami’s thought for “Woods without Leaves” in the piece of the set configuration for the 2015 Oscars.In a meeting with Honaronline on Tuesday, Omidvar guaranteed that the set, in which Lady Gaga performs a tribute to “The Sound of Music” at the 2015 Oscars to remember the 50th commemoration of the film, “clearly” was made in view of Kiarostami’s “Woods without Leaves”.
“Woodland without Leaves” is an establishment work that is made out of various trunks of plane trees made of funnels of different distances across. The establishment work is in plain view at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran.
“When I saw Lady Gaga’s execution I called Kiarostami to chat with him about the issue,” Omidvar said.
“From the start he didn’t trust it, yet he was stunned in the wake of seeing the photographs and viewing a feature of the execution,” he included.
Omidvar said that “Woodland without Leaves” was already in plain view at “Victor Erice/ Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences”, a display that the Center Pompidou held in Paris from September 2007 to January 2008 to analyze meets expectations by the two producers and specialists.
“On the off chance that the case is brought to court, I can backing Kiarostami’s case by the film I took of his work at the display in the Center Pompidou,” he expressed.
“As soon as I saw Lady Gaga’s performance I called Kiarostami to talk with him about the issue,” Omidvar said.
“At first he didn’t believe it, but he was shocked after seeing the photos and watching a video of the performance,” he added.
Omidvar said that “Forest without Leaves” was previously on display at “Victor Erice / Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences”, an exhibition that the Centre Pompidou held in Paris from September 2007 to January 2008 to compare works by the two filmmakers and artists.
“If the case is brought to court, I can support Kiarostami’s claim by the film I took of his work at the exhibition in the Centre Pompidou,” he stated.
Abbas Kiarostami’s “Forest without Leaves”