Abbas Kiarostami – highly awarded Iranian cineast and jury member at numerous film festivals

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Abbas Kiarostami
( Persian : عباس کیارستمی ‎; [1] born 22 June 1940) is an Iranian film director , screenwriter , photographer and film producer . [2] [3] [4] An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries .

He is part of a generation of filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave , a Persian cinema movement that started in the late 1960s and includes pioneering directors such as Forough Farrokhzad , Sohrab Shahid Saless , Mohsen Makhmalbaf , Bahram Beizai , and Parviz Kimiavi .

Kiarostami has a reputation for using child protagonists, for documentary-style narrative films, [6] for stories that take place in rural villages, and for conversations that unfold inside cars, using stationary mounted cameras.

Kiarostami was born in Tehran . His first artistic experience was painting, which he continued into his late teens, winning a…

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