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In 1987 he directed ''Where is the Friend's Home?'' which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for ''Film/TasteOfCherry''. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.

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In 1987 he directed ''Where is the Friend's Home?'' which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in of his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for ''Film/TasteOfCherry''. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.



* SignatureStyle: Recurring elements in Kiarostami's films include: mixing fact and fiction, child protagonists, scenes in cars, and references to poetry.

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* SignatureStyle: Recurring elements in Kiarostami's films include: mixing fact and fiction, child protagonists, scenes in cars, and references to poetry.poetry.
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In 1987 he directed ''Where is the Friend's Home?'' which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Film/TasteOfCherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.

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In 1987 he directed ''Where is the Friend's Home?'' which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Film/TasteOfCherry.''Film/TasteOfCherry''. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.



* {{Minimalism}}: Many of his films have simple plots. For example, Taste of Cherry is about a man who drives around trying to find someone to bury him after he commits suicide. That's the entire plot.

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* {{Minimalism}}: Many of his films have simple plots. For example, Taste ''Taste of Cherry Cherry'' is about a man who drives around trying to find someone to bury him after he commits suicide. That's the entire plot.


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->''"Cinema begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami."''
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Abbas Kiarostami (June 22,1940 - July 4, 2016) was an Iranian film director considered one of the major directors of the Iranian New Wave.

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Abbas Kiarostami (June 22,1940 - 22, 1940 July 4, 2016) was an Iranian film director considered one of the major directors of the Iranian New Wave.


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Abbas Kiarostami (June 22,1940 - July 4,2016) was an Iranian film director considered one of the major directors of the Iranian New Wave.

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In 1987 he directed Where is the Friend's Home? which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Film/TasteOfCherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.

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In 1987 he directed Where ''Where is the Friend's Home? Home?'' which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Film/TasteOfCherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.


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* ''The Wind Will Carry Us''

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!!Selected Filmography
*''Where is the Friend's Home?''
*''Close-Up''
*''Life, and Nothing More...''
*''Through the Olive Trees''
*''Film/TasteOfCherry''
*''The Wind Will Carry Us''
*''ABC Africa''
*''Ten''
*''Shirin''
*''Certified Copy''
*''Like Someone in Love''

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* CoolShades: Always wore sunglasses due to a sensitivity to light.

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* CoolShades: Always wore sunglasses or dark spectacles due to a sensitivity to light.

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->''"Cinema begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami."''
-->--'''Jean-Luc Godard'''


In 1987 he directed Where is the Friend's Home? which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.

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In 1987 he directed Where is the Friend's Home? which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry.Film/TasteOfCherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.



* PostModernism: Many of Kiarostami's film mix fact and fiction and examine how film can mislead and manipulate us.

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* PostModernism: Many of Kiarostami's film mix fact and fiction and films examine both the film-making process and how film can mislead and manipulate us.


In 1987 he directed Where is the Friend's Home? which brought him to attention outside of Iran. The film was the first part in his Koker trilogy. Kiarostami would go on to win many international awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry. His films were often challenged and banned by Iranian censors.

He served as a mentor to younger filmmakers such as Jafar Panahi and Creator/AsgharFarhadi.

Kiarostami was hospitalized in March 2016 for intestinal bleeding due to stomach cancer. He died July 4, 2016.



* CoolShades: Always wore sunglasses due to a sensitivity to light.



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Abbas Kiarostami (June 22,1940 - July 4,2016) was an Iranian film director considered one of the major directors of the Iranian New Wave.

After working in advertising, designing film titles, and illustrating children's books he went into filmmaking. Most of his early works were films aimed at children made for Kanun, Iran's Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults.

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*AuthorAppeal: Kiarostami loved poetry (and was a poet himself), so many of his films reference or are titled after Persian poems.
*{{Minimalism}}: Many of his films have simple plots. For example, Taste of Cherry is about a man who drives around trying to find someone to bury him after he commits suicide. That's the entire plot.
*PostModernism: Many of Kiarostami's film mix fact and fiction and examine fi
*SignatureStyle: Recurring elements in Kiarostami's films include: mixing fact and fiction, child protagonists, scenes in cars, and references to poetry.

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