Born in Tehran in 1940, Abbas Kiarostami studied fine art. In 1969, he created the cinema department at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where the Iranian New Wave was born. It was there that he produced most of his films until 1992, including his first short, The Bread and Alley (1970) and his first feature The Traveler (1974). He came to notice for his trilogy: Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987), Life and Nothing More… (1992), and Through the Olive Trees (1994) – in competition at the Festival de Cannes. Taste of Cherry won the Palme d’Or in 1997 and The Wind Will Carry Us won the jury prize at Venice in 1999. He returned to Cannes in competition with Ten (2002), Certified Copy (2010) – for which Juliette Binoche won best actress – and Like Someone in Love (2012). Before his death, Kiarostami continued his photography and video installations, exhibiting all over the world, and his collections of poems have been translated into a dozen languages. He also staged Tazieh at the Teatro di Roma in 2003 as well as the opera Cosi fan Tutte for the 60th Festival of Aix-en-Provence.

Accolades

Abbas Kiarostami
Artistic Acknowledgement, 2017

Abbas Kiarostami

24 Frames
Artistic Acknowledgement, 2017

Abbas Kiarostami

24 Frames

For his remarkable vision, the International Nomination Council commends Abbas Kiarostami with a special Artistic Acknowledgement, and the APSA Academy confers a posthumous Academy membership on…

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Films

24 Frames
2016

24 Frames

Islamic Republic of Iran
2016

24 Frames

In his last film, 24 Frames, Abbas Kiarostami took up a unique challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and as…

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