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Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016)

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30. Since then he has ... See full bio »


(age 76) in Paris, France

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 2013 The Girl in the Lemon Factory (Short) (co-writer)
 2012 Meeting Leila (co-writer)
 2012 Like Someone in Love (screenplay)
 2012 Ashnaee ba Leila (writer)
 2007 Kojast jaye residan (Documentary short)
 2006 Roads of Kiarostami (Documentary short)
 2006 Men at Work (first story)
 2005 Tickets (screenplay)
 2004 10 on Ten (Documentary)
 2003 Five Dedicated to Ozu (Documentary) (writer)
 2003 Crimson Gold (screenplay)
 2002 The Deserted Station (story)
 2002 Ten
 1999 Volte sempre, Abbas! (Short) (screenplay "A Good, Good Citizen")
 1999 The Wind Will Carry Us (writer)
 1996 Safar
 1990 Close-Up
 1989 Homework (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 Kelid
 1984 Avaliha (Documentary)
 1983 Dandan Dard (Short) (writer)
 1983 Hamshahri (Documentary) (writer)
 1982 Hamsarayan (Short)
 1981 Orderly or Disorderly (Short)
 1980 Behdasht-e Dandan (Short)
 1978 Rah Hal-e Yek (Short) (writer)
 1977 Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (Short)
 1977 The Report (written by - as Abbas Kiorastamu)
 1976 Lebassi Baraye Arossi (screenplay)
 1976 Rangha (Short)
 1975 So Can I (Short)
 1974 The Traveler
 1973 The Experience (screenplay)
 1972 Zang-e Tafrih (Short)
 1970 The Bread and Alley (Short)
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I am not sure how much of this comes from aesthetics, and how much from concept. But of course a single tree is more of a tree than a number of them. You've heard the story of the child who asked his father to show him the forest. The father obliged. When they got there, the father asked the child if he could see the forest. Surprised, the child said, "Yes, but there are so many trees that I can ... See more »


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