Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

Highest Rated: 100% The Deserted Station (2002)

Lowest Rated: 50% 10 on Ten (2004)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1940

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Called the grandfather of the Iranian New Wave of Cinema, director Abbas Kiarostami drew comparisons to Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean-Luc Godard, and no less a personage than Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa considered him the rightful heir to Satyajit Ray's mantle as the greatest practitioner of social realist filmmaking. His pictures depicted a country far different from the medieval Iran of the nightly newscast. Underneath the surface orthodoxy of the present regime beat the heart of Persia, a cosmopolitan culture of long-standing artistic and literary sophistication. Working in the tradition of Italian neo-realism, Kiarostami captured a lyrical but concrete feel for the particulars of place and visual atmosphere and elicited strikingly natural performances from non-actors, blurring the boundaries between fiction and documentary to serve a simple, elegant painterly direction that elevated his stories to the level of poetic allegory. From his international breakthrough "A Taste of Cherry" (1997) through later works including "The Wind Will Carry Us" (1999) and "Certified Copy" (2010), Kiarostami redefined not only Iranian cinema, but how western audiences viewed his homeland. Abbas Kiarostami died on July 4, 2016 in Paris at the age of 76.

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Credit
92% 43% 24 Frames Director $8.6K 2017
83% 60% Like Someone in Love Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$221.4K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meeting Leila Screenwriter - 2012
89% 70% Certified Copy Director,
Screenwriter
$1.3M 2010
78% 58% Shirin Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Persian Carpet Director - 2007
71% 76% Tickets Director,
Writer
- 2005
50% 58% 10 on Ten Director,
Writer
- 2004
87% 82% Crimson Gold Screenwriter $147.8K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Dedicated to Ozu + Roads of Kiarostami Director - 2003
100% 62% The Deserted Station Writer $18.9K 2002
85% 80% 10 Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer
$105.7K 2002
79% 80% ABC Africa Self,
Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
$7.3K 2001
No Score Yet 75% Willow and Wind Writer - 2000
97% 84% The Wind Will Carry Us Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
$257.7K 1999
84% 83% Taste of Cherry Director,
Writer,
Producer
$253K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Land of the Traveler Producer - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet À propos de Nice, la suite Director - 1995
85% 89% Through the Olive Trees Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
$4.5K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life and Nothing More... Director - 1992
100% 92% And Life Goes On... Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1992
88% 89% Nema-Ye Nazdik Director,
Writer
- 1990
No Score Yet 80% Close-Up Director,
Writer
$2.7K 1990
No Score Yet 100% Mashgh-e Shab Director - 1989
No Score Yet 81% Homework Director,
Writer
- 1989
100% 91% Where Is the Friend's Home? Director,
Writer
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Graders Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fellow Citizen Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orderly or Disorderly Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Case, Second Case Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solution No. 1 Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1978
No Score Yet 57% Gozaresh Director,
Screenwriter
- 1977
No Score Yet 50% Lebassi Baraye Arossi Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Solutions for One Problem Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1975
No Score Yet 89% The Traveler Director,
Screenwriter
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Experience Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1973
No Score Yet 50% Breaktime Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bread and Alley Director,
Writer
- 1970
No Score Yet 86% The Bread and the Alley Director,
Screenwriter
- 1970

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