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Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

The Kiarostami Foundation has been set up by Ahmad Kiarostami in the US. Its job is to supervise and publish the cinematic and artistic works of the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. The Foundation has been established by his eldest son who is a US resident.

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See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami

See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami

If you have not been to “The Louvre in Tehran” at the National Iranian Museum yet, make an effort to go and see this brilliant little piece of the Louvre in the Iranian capital, where a painting by Rembrandt and other masterpieces from the famous museum in France are on display for all to see. Among these, you will also come across photos of the Louvre Museum shot by the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, years ago and see it through his lens.

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Kiarostami photos of Louvre in Tehran

Kiarostami photos of Louvre in Tehran

A collection of photos from the Louvre Museum by late Abbas Kiarostami, entitled "Look at Me” will be displayed for the first time simultaneously with the exhibition of the Louvre Museum works at the National Museum of Iran. “When we were negotiating with Louvre officials, it was decided that works of several well-known photographers worldwide at the Louvre to be displayed in Iran; the French also mentioned that a well-known Iranian artist had taken good photos of the Louvre, namely Abbas Kiarostami. We talked with Ahmad and Bahman Kiarostami for the final selection of works and determined the location of this exhibition”, Nokandeh told IRNA.  

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Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels

Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels

The late Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami, will be honored in Brussels with the screening of two of his films. The movies “24 Frames” and “Take me home” by the late Kiarostami will be screened here together with “76 Hours and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” by Seifollah Samadian on 16 and 25 January at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

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Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

The 41st Gutenberg International Film Festival in Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest movie event. This year, it is screening six films from Iran. The feature film “Esrafil” directed by Aida Panahandeh from Iran is in the Competitions category of the Gutenberg Festival. It is competing with 19 other films for the Best Picture Dragon Award.

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Iranian film festival begins in Seoul

Iranian film festival begins in Seoul

The 55th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Iran and S Korea was celebrated by selecting 2017 as the year of cultural exchanges between the two countries. The ceremonies opened on Friday 15 December 2017 with an Iranian film festival.

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Kiarostami poetry album published

Kiarostami poetry album published

(Persia Digest) – Abbas Kiarostami was not only a great film producer, but he was also an adept photographer of nature and a capable encapsulating poet. An album of his poems accompanied by music has now been released, entitled “Escaping boredom” produced by Farshad Khoshnoud.

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Asia Pacific special award for Mohammadzadeh

Asia Pacific special award for Mohammadzadeh

The Asia Pacific 2017 awards wrapped up with a prominent presence by the Iranian cinema. The Lifetime Achievements posthumous award was given to the late Abbas Kiarostami, and the Special Jury Award was given to Navid Mohammadzadeh for starring in “No Date, No Signature”.  

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77th International Prize for Kiarostami

77th International Prize for Kiarostami

One year after his passing, Abbas Kiarostami has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Asian-Pacific Screen Awards. This is the seventy-seventh international award for this famous Iranian director, coinciding with his seventy-seventh birthday.  

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Posthumous APSA for Abbas Kiarostami

Posthumous APSA for Abbas Kiarostami

For the first time in the history of the 11th Asia Pacific Film Awards, a Posthumous Award will honor the achievements of the prominent Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami for his remarkable vision and the Academy will also confer a posthumous Academy membership on him.  

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