Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Director of photography, Sound Director

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Abbas Kiarostami (born 22 June 1940) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker Trilogy (1987–94), Taste of Cherry (1997), and The Wind Will Carry Us (1999).
Kiarostami has worked extensively as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer and has designed credit titles and publicity material. He is also a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.
Kiarostami is part of a generation of filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave, a Persian cinema movement that started in the late 1960s and includes pioneering directors such as Forough Farrokhzad, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Bahram Beizai, and Parviz Kimiavi. The filmmakers share many common techniques including the use of poetic dialogue and allegorical storytelling dealing with political and philosophical issues.
Kiarostami has a reputation for using child protagonists, for documentary style narrative films, for stories that take place in rural villages, and for conversations that unfold inside cars, using stationary mounted cameras. He is also known for his use of contemporary Iranian poetry in the dialogue, titles, and themes of his films.

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Birthday

June 22, 1940

Place of birth

Teheran, Iran

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A little girl with beautiful hair. She loves movies and wants to become an actress. She is being ... Read more

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Abbas Kiarostami: The Art of Living

Through an interview with Kiarostami in the Aran Islands and interviews with film critics and sch... Read more

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Let's See Copia Conforme

A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Abbas Kirarostomi's "Certified Copy" (2010). Read more

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10 On Ten

10 on Ten is a 2004 Iranian documentary film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. It was screened in the... Read more

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Kurosawa's Way

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover sur... Read more

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À propos de Nice, la suite

Anthology of short films about the French city of Nice, by various directors. A homage to Jean Vi... Read more

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Chaplin Today: The Kid

This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for The Kid (1921), released in... Read more

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Taste of Shirin

A short documentary about the making of Abbas Kiarostami's 'Shirin'. Read more

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Take Me Home

Abbas Kiarostami takes his camera to south of Italy and shows us a beautiful and playful video of... Read more

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First Graders

A documentary film about a boys school in Iran. The film shows numerous, funny and moving intervi... Read more

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Close-Up

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on c... Read more

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Fellow Citizen

On July 1983, lawmakers in Teheran decided to close off a section of the capital to regular traff... Read more

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Homework

Homework (Mashgh-e Shab) is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he wa... Read more

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Venice 70: Future Reloaded

Made for the Venice Film Festival's 70th anniversary, seventy filmmakers made a short film betwee... Read more

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ABC Africa

Abbas Kiarostami shoots a documentary about the AIDS crisis in Uganda. Read more

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First Case, Second Case

Kiarostami presents two cases for talking heads to evaluate in terms of morality, rights and resp... Read more