Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016)


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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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(1997)
(2010)

Filmography

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 2016 Final Exam
 2014 Seagull Eggs (Short)
 2013 The Girl in the Lemon Factory (Short) (co-writer)
 2012 Meeting Leila (co-writer) / (writer)
 2012 Like Someone in Love (screenplay)
 2010 Certified Copy (written by)
 2007 Is There a Place to Approach? (Documentary short)
 2007 Persian Carpet (Documentary) (segment "Is There a Place to Approach?")
 2006 Men at Work (first story)
 2005 Roads of Kiarostami (Documentary short)
 2005 Tickets (screenplay)
 2004 Jahan-nama Palace (Documentary short)
 2004 10 on Ten (Documentary)
 2003 Five Dedicated to Ozu (Documentary) (writer)
 2003 Crimson Gold (screenplay)
 2002 Ten
 2002 The Deserted Station (story)
 2001 ABC Africa (Documentary)
 1999 Volte sempre, Abbas! (Short) (screenplay "A Good, Good Citizen")
 1999 The Wind Will Carry Us (writer)
 1997 The Birth of Light (Documentary short)
 1996 Safar
 1990 Close-Up
 1989 Homework (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 The Key
 1984 First Graders (Documentary)
 1983 Fellow Citizen (Documentary) (writer)
 1982 The Chorus (Short)
 1981 Orderly or Disorderly (Short)
 1980 Driver (Short)
 1980 Toothache (Short) (writer)
 1979 Case #1, Case #2 (Documentary) (writer)
 1978 Solution (Short) (writer)
 1977 The Report (written by - as Abbas Kiorastamu)
 1977 Tribute to the Teachers (Short)
 1976 A Suit for Wedding (screenplay)
 1976 The Colours (Short)
 1975 So Can I (Short)
 1974 The Traveler
 1973 The Experience (screenplay)
 1972 Recess (Short)
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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Abbas Kiorastamu

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Parvin Amir-Gholi  (divorced)  (2 children)
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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:

Upon accepting a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), he received a hug and kiss from presenter Catherine Deneuve. Since public physical contacts between members of the opposite sexes, who are unrelated to one another, are banned by the Islamic government in Iran, Kiarostami's home country, he didn't return to his Tehran home for a week. See more »

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