Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director, Actor

Iran

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Born on the 22nd of June, 1940 in Teheran. From 1960 to 1968 he started his cinematographic career designing credits and directing advertisements. With a friend in 1969, Kiarostami founded the Cinematographic Department of the Institute for Children and Young Adults Intellectual Development (Kanun) that, in the course of the years, has produced a relevant number of high quality Iranian movies, by directors such as: A. Naderi, B. Beyzaï, D.Mehrjui, E. Forozesh, Dj Panahi, Sobrah Sh. Saless...
By 1970 Abbas Kiarostami directs numerous short films and then features. His favourite subject being 'the child' until 1991. He prefers to work with non-actors in natural surroundings. His work is marked by a keen Chekhovian sense of humour, tinted with poetry. At the end of the 1980s Kiarostami obtains well-deserved international recognition. In 1989 he won the Bronze Pardo at Locarno Festival; in 1992 he won the Rossellini Prize at Cannes for his career; in 1997 "The Taste of Cherries" obtained the Golden Palme at the Cannes Film Festival; "The Wind Will Take Us Away" won the Grand Jury Prize of the Venice Mostra in 1999. On the 13th of November, 1997 Unesco bestowed upon him the "Fellini" medal.

Jury attendance

  • President Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2014
  • President Caméra d'Or, 2005
  • Member Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2002
  • Member Feature films, 1993

Feature films

24 FRAMES

Special Screenings, 2017Director

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

In Competition - Feature Films, 2012Director, Screenplay

KUROSAWA, LA VOIE

Cannes Classics, 2011Actor

COPIE CONFORME

In Competition - Feature Films, 2010Director, Screenplay

MAN OF CINEMA: PIERRE RISSIENT

Cannes Classics, 2007Cinematography, Actor

CHACUN SON CINÉMA

Out of Competition, 2007Director

10 ON TEN

Un Certain Regard, 2004Director

FIVE

Out of Competition, 2004Director

TALAYE SORGH

Un Certain Regard, 2003Screenplay

TEN

In Competition - Feature Films, 2002Director, Screenplay

A.B.C AFRICA

Out of Competition, 2001Editing, Director

TA’M E GUILASS

In Competition - Feature Films, 1997Editing, Director

ZIRE DARAKHTAN ZEYTON

In Competition - Feature Films, 1994Director, Editing, Screenplay

ZENDEGI EDAME DARAD

Un Certain Regard, 1992Editing, Director, Screenplay

Awards

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

1992 Prix Roberto Rossellini

TA’M E GUILASS

In Competition - Feature Films, 1997
1997 Palme d'or (Ex-Aequo)
Editing, Director