Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami
1940 - 2016

Abbas Kiarostami  Iranian Director


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Abbas Kiarostami was previously married to Parvin Amir-gholi (1969).


Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami was born on 22nd June, 1940 in Tehran, Iran and passed away on 4th Jul 2016 Paris, France aged 76. He is most remembered for The Wild Will Carry Us. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Abbas Kiarostami is a member of the following lists: Akira Kurosawa Award winners, English-language film directors and 1940 births.


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First Name Abbas
Last Name Kiarostami
Full Name at Birth Abbas Kiarostami
Alternative Name Abbas Kiarostami
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd June, 1940
Birthplace Tehran, Iran
Died 4th July, 2016
Place of Death Paris, France
Cause of Death (gastrointestinal Cancer)
Buried Tok Mazra'eh Cemetery, Lavasan, Shemiranat, Iran
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Iranian
University Tehran University
Occupation Text Director, screenwriter, producer
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame The Wild Will Carry Us
Year(s) Active 1962–present, 1962–2016

Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی‎ 22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film producer. An active film-maker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in the production of over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker trilogy (1987–1994), Close-Up (1990),
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), and Taste of Cherry (1997), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year. In later works, Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012), he filmed for the first time outside Iran: in Italy and Japan, respectively. His films Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Close-Up, and The Wind Will Carry Us were ranked among the 100 best foreign films in a 2018 critics' poll by BBC Culture. Close-Up was also ranked one of the 50 greatest movies of all time in the famous decennial Sight & Sound poll conducted in 2012.

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