(Persia Digest) – With the endeavors of the Kiarostami Foundation in association with French MK2 Films and US Janus Films/The Criterion Collection, the restoration of all works by this Iranian director, including all his short films made for the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, has been completed after two years.
The screening of these films will begin next month at IFC in New York and Berkeley Film Archive in California. These will be taken to Europe next year.
A commemoration ceremony will also be held for Abbas Kiarostami next April at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in association with the Kiarostami Foundation and MK2 Films. Not only will all his films be screened here, but his paintings, photographs, poetry, videos, and other works will also be displayed for his fans.
His last movie, ‘24 Frames’, completed by the Foundation and shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, was also released and distributed by The Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray. The Criterion Collection will also release the Koker trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray next month.
Persia Digest (PD) reports that renowned Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami, was hospitalized from March to April 2016 for a number of intestine operations. He returned to hospital on a number of occasions until he left for Paris for further treatment in July 2016, but passed away in this city on 5 July at the age of 76.
The third anniversary of his death will be held on Friday 5 July.