Abbas Kiarostami

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
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Born: 06/22/1940 in Tehran, , IR

Filmography

Director (22)

Like Someone in Love 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Certified Copy 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("Where Is My Romeo?") (Director)

Shirin 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

10 on Ten 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Tickets 2005 (Movie)

(Episode 2) (Director)

Five Dedicated to Ozu 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Ten 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

ABC Africa 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wind Will Carry Us 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Close-Up 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Taste of Cherry 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

A Propos de Nice, La Suite 1995 (Movie)

("Reperages") (Director)

Journey Into Dawn 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Lumiere Et Compagnie 1995 (Movie)

featured director (Director)

Through the Olive Trees 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Solutions For One Problem 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Passager 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

And Life Goes On... 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Mashgh-e Shab 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Where Is My Friend's House? 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Breaktime 1971 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (21)

Meeting Leila 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Like Someone in Love 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Certified Copy 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

10 on Ten 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tickets 2005 (Movie)

(Episode 2) (Screenplay)

Crimson Gold 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Deserted Station 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

Five Dedicated to Ozu 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ten 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wind Will Carry Us 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bid-o Bad 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Close-Up 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taste of Cherry 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The White Balloon 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Through the Olive Trees 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Safar 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Passager 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

And Life Goes On... 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mashgh-e Shab 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Where Is My Friend's House? 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kelid 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (13)

Shirin 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

(Pusan Sequence) (Editing)

10 on Ten 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

Ten 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

ABC Africa 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Wind Will Carry Us 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

Close-Up 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Taste of Cherry 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Through the Olive Trees 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

And Life Goes On... 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mashgh-e Shab 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Where Is My Friend's House? 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

Kelid 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (7)

Kurosawa's Way 2016 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Words In Progress 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

ABC Africa 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Close-Up 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cinema, de notre temps: Abbas Kiarotsami 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Producer (7)

Shirin 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ten 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

ABC Africa 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wind Will Carry Us 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Taste of Cherry 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Through the Olive Trees 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Where Is My Friend's House? 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

10 on Ten 2005 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Relationships

Bahman Kiarostami

Son
born c. 1978 credited as second assistant director on "Taste of Cherry" began working with father on "Where Is The Friend's House" (1987), writing the lines for the two kids

EDUCATION

studied art at university

Milestones

2013

Directed the documentary "Venice 70: Future Reloaded"

2010

Directed the acclaimed "Certified Copy," which was in competition for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

2000

Exhibit of photographs featured at NYC's Andrea Rosen Gallery

1999

Wrote, directed and edited "The Wind Will Carry Us/Le vent nous emportera"

1997

"Ta'm e Guilass/Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes

1995

Contributed to two group projects: "A Propos de Nice, La Suite", a tribute to the French filmmaker Jean Vigo who died at age 29, and "Lumiere and Company", featuring 39 international directors' work with the original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock

1995

Wrote the script for former assistant Jafar Panahi's "The White Baloon", which won the Camera d'Or at Cannes

1994

Third film of trilogy, "Through the Olive Trees", was his first film to gain major notice in the states

1992

Second film of trilogy, "And Life Goes On", was a documentary-like fictional tale of the filmmaker and his son searching to see if his actors had survived the earthquake; won the Rossellini prize at Cannes

1990

The most famous of his documentaries, "Close-Up", depicted the trial of a poor man who gained illicit entree into the upper classes by posing as a famous film director

1989

Locarno Film Festival screened "Where Is the Friend's House?", introducing him to a European audience

1987

Third dramatic feature and first since the revolution, "Where Is the Friend's House?", told a simple tale of a rural boy trying to return a friend's notebook after school; eventually became the first film of a trilogy inspired by a 1989 earthquake that de

1979

His 53-minute documentary "Case No 1, Case No 2" condemned highschoolers who ratted on their neighbors; confused officials of the new Islamic regime first gave it an award, then banned it; also made without Institute money

1977

Second feature, "The Report"; made outside the Institute's auspices

1972

First feature, "The Traveler"

1969

Directed first short film, "Bread and Alley"

Bonus Trivia

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Supported himself by working as a traffic policeman while attending the University of Tehran School of Fine Arts.

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Worked for several years as a graphic designer.

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Shot roughly 150 commercials for Iranian television during the early '60s.

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Was invited to help found the cinema department of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran, Iran.

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Has remained an active photographer, exhibiting his work at NYC's Andrea Rosen Gallery in 2000.

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