Knowledge Identifier: +Abbas_Kiarostami
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1940.
Countries: Iran (30%), Italy (19%), France (11%)
Linked to: Harvard University Press, Lumière and Company, Tehran University, Time Out
His photographic work includes "Untitled Photographs", a collection of over thirty photographs, essentially of snow landscapes, taken in his hometown Tehran , between 1978 and 2003
In 1983, he directed "Fellow Citizen", but it was not until 1987 that Kiarostami began to gain recognition outside Iran with the release of "Where Is the Friend's Home-"
!Venice Film Festival - Other representatives include the Venice Film Festival in 1985, the Locarno International Film Festival in 1990, the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1996, the São Paulo International Film Festival in 2004, the Capalbio Cinema Festival in 2007 , and the Küstendorf Film and Music Festival in 2011
As illustrated in the aftermath of the 1990 Tehran earthquake disaster, they represent an ongoing opposition between life and death and the power of human resilience to overcome and defy destruction
Between 1995 and 1996, he was involved in the production of "Lumière and Company", a collaboration with 40 other film directors
Jafar Panahi - After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi first achieved international recognition with his feature film debut "The White Balloon" in 1995
New York Film Festival - In 2002, he was refused a visa to attend the New York Film Festival in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
Ten (2002 film) - "'Ten"' is a 2002 Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Mania Akbari
Also in 2005, Kiarostami contributed the central section to "Tickets", a portmanteau film set on a train traveling through Italy
In 2008, Kiarostami directed the feature "Shirin" which features close-ups of many notable Iranian actresses and French actress Juliette Binoche as they watch a film based on a part mythological Persian romance tale of Khosrow and Shirin, with themes of female self-sacrifice