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Who is Abbas Kiarostami?
Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker Trilogy, Close-Up, Taste of Cherry, and The Wind Will Carry Us. In his recent films, Certified Copy and Like Someone in Love, he filmed for the first time outside Iran, in Italy and Japan, respectively.
- also known as Abbas Kiorastamu, Abbās Kiyārostamī, عباس کیارستمی
- born on (75 years ago) in Tehran
- nationality: Iran
- profession: Film director, screenwriter, photographer, graphic designer, film editor, film producer, cinematographer, writer, poet, illustrator
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Abbas Kiarostami. Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Daram Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi, Shahpour Ghobadi. [Islam] Bad Santa, 2003. Dir. Terry Zwigoff. Billy Bob Thorton, Tony Cox, Bretty Kelly, ...
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1⁄4 US: Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami is denied a visa permitting him to enter the country at the invitation of the New York Film Festival to lecture at Harvard University. 1⁄4 UK: David Shayler, former M15 officer, is jailed for six months for breaking the Official Secrets Act by leaking documents concerning alleged malpractice in the UK secret service. 1⁄4 Announcement of plans for a £ 2.6 billion merger between Granada (seven ITV licences) and Carlton Communications (five ITV ...
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