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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

(1999)
Certified Copy Director
(2010)
(1994)
Taste of Cherry Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017 24 Frames
 2016/V Take Me Home (Short)
 2014 Seagull Eggs (Short)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2010/I No (Documentary short)
 2008 Shirin
 2007 Kojast jaye residan (Documentary short)
 2007 Persian Carpet (Documentary) (segment ": "Is There a Place to Approach?")
 2006 Rug (Short)
 2006 Roads of Kiarostami (Documentary 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 (Documentary) (segment "Repérages")
 1992 Hamsarayan (Short)
 1989 Mashgh-e Shab (Documentary)
 1984 Avaliha (Documentary)
 1983 Dandan Dard (Short)
 1983 Hamshahri (Documentary)
 1980 Behdasht-e Dandan (Short)
 1978 Rah Hal-e Yek (Short)
 1977 Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (Short)
 1977 Gozaresh (as Abbas Kiorastamu)
 1977 Kakh-e Jahan-nama (Documentary short)
 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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't have very complete scripts for my films. I have a general outline and a character in my mind, and I make no notes until I find the character who's in my mind in reality. When I find the character, I try to spend time with them and get to know them very well. Therefore my notes are not from the character that I had in my mind before, but are instead based on the people I've met in real ... See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011). See more »

Trademark:

Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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