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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 »

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(age 76) in Paris, France

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Known For

Certified Copy
Certified Copy Director
(2010)
Taste of Cherry
Taste of Cherry Director
(1997)
Nema-ye Nazdik
Nema-ye Nazdik Director
(1990)
The Wind Will Carry Us
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 24 Frames
 2016/V Take Me Home (Short)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2010/I No (Documentary short)
 2008 Shirin
 2007 Kojast jaye residan (Documentary short)
 2006 Roads of Kiarostami (Documentary short)
 2006 Rug (Short)
 2005 White Pages (Short) (supervisor)
 2005 Tickets
 2004 10 on Ten (Documentary)
 2003 Five Dedicated to Ozu (Documentary)
 2002 Dah
 2001 ABC Africa (Documentary)
 1997 Tavalod-e Nur (Documentary short)
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary)
 1995 À propos de Nice, la suite (segment "Repérages")
 1989 Mashgh-e Shab (Documentary)
 1984 Avaliha (Documentary)
 1983 Dandan Dard (Short)
 1983 Hamshahri (Documentary)
 1982 Hamsarayan (Short)
 1980 Behdasht-e Dandan (Short)
 1978 Rah Hal-e Yek (Short)
 1977 Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (Short)
 1977 Gozaresh (as Abbas Kiorastamu)
 1976 Rangha (Short)
 1975 So Can I (Short)
 1974 The Traveler
 1973 Tadjrebeh
 1972 Zang-e Tafrih (Short)
 1970 Nan va Koutcheh (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Abbas Kiorastamu
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Personal Quote:

Good cinema is what we can believe and bad cinema is what we can't believe. What you see and believe in is very much what I'm interested in. And it's not so much a question of whether we've shot it through 35mm or digital video; what is important is whether the audience accepts it as real. It's very true that non-actors feel more comfortable in front of a digital camera, without the lights and ... See more »

Trivia:

On 9 March 2010 published an open letter in a Tehran newspaper, calling for the release of two directors, detained by the authorities on 1 March 2010. "Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are two filmmakers of the Iranian independent cinema, a cinema that for the past quarter of a century has served as an essential cultural element in expanding the name of this country across the globe. They ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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