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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
(2010)
Taste of Cherry
(1997)
Nema-ye Nazdik
(1990)

Filmography

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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 Kargaran mashghoole karand (first story)
 2005 Tickets (screenplay)
 2004 10 on Ten (Documentary)
 2003 Five Dedicated to Ozu (Documentary) (writer)
 2003 Talaye sorkh (screenplay)
 2002 Istgah-Matrouk (story)
 2002 Dah
 2000 Beed-o baad
 1999 Volte sempre, Abbas! (Short) (screenplay "A Good, Good Citizen")
 1999 The Wind Will Carry Us (writer)
 1996 Safar
 1989 Mashgh-e Shab (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 Kelid
 1984 Avaliha (Documentary)
 1983 Dandan Dard (Short) (writer)
 1983 Hamshahri (Documentary) (writer)
 1982 Hamsarayan (Short)
 1980 Behdasht-e Dandan (Short)
 1978 Rah Hal-e Yek (Short) (writer)
 1977 Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (Short)
 1977 Gozaresh (written by - as Abbas Kiorastamu)
 1976 Lebassi Baraye Arossi (screenplay)
 1976 Rangha (Short)
 1975 So Can I (Short)
 1974 The Traveler
 1973 Tadjrebeh (screenplay)
 1972 Zang-e Tafrih (Short)
 1970 Nan va Koutcheh (Short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Abbas Kiorastamu
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My films have been progressing towards a certain kind of minimalism, even though it was never intended. Elements which can be eliminated have been eliminated. This was pointed out to me by somebody who referred to the paintings of Rembrandt and his use of light: some elements are highlighted while others are obscured or even pushed back into the dark. And it's something that we do - we bring out ... See more »

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He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture. See more »

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Scenes that take place in or around a car See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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