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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)
 1986 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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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Abbas Kiorastamu
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1995. See more »

Trademark:

Poetic cinema language See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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