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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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(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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Alternate Names:

Abbas Kiorastamu

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Children are very strong and independent characters and can come up with more interesting things than Marlon Brando, and it's sometimes very difficult to direct or order them to do something. When I met Akira Kurosawa in Japan, one question he asked me was, 'How did you actually make the children act the way they do? I do have children in my films but I find that I reduce and reduce their ... 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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Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script See more »

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