Date of Birth: Jun 22, 1940
Biography: An internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, Kiarostami has been making movies since the 1970s. He's known for blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, and for his lyrical storytelling, often focusing on life and death. He won the Cannes Festival's Palme d'Or for 1997's A Taste of Cherry
Total Credits at Criticker: 12 (Actor), 40 (Director), 39 (Writer)
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A collection of 24 short films, each four minutes and 30 seconds, each inspired by images, both paintings and photographs. It is the final, posthumous work by Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami.
Take Me Home (2016) - Short Film
A football jumps down stairs.
Seventy short films about cinema and its future. (imdb)
An unusual relationship develops between a student (Rin Takanashi), who works as prostitute on the side to pay for her studies, and a brilliant, elderly academic (Tadashi Okuno) who is one her clients. (mubi.com)
In Italy to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a young French woman and jets off to San Gimignano with her. (imdb)
No (2010) - Short Film
A four-year-old girl is questioned to see if she is willing to do what is necessary for a particular acting part.
A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text -- long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East -- remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show. (Venice Film Festival)
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema. (imdb)
Roads of Kiarostami (2006) - Short Film
Roads of Kiarostami, a documentary that reflects on the power of landscape, combining austere black-and-white photographs with poetic observations, engaging music with political subject matter.
A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board are a family of Albanian refugees, a professor who daydreams conversations with a lost love, three brash Scottish soccer fans en route to a match, and a complaining widow traveling to a memorial service for her late husband, accompanied by a community service volunteer who's assisting her. Interactions among these Europeans turn on class and nationalism, courtesy and rudeness, and opportunities for kindness. (IMDB)
A cinematic master-class in which Kiarostami discusses his filmmaking in relation to his 2002 film "Ten." (Zeitgeist Films)
Five sequences : 1) A piece of driftwood on the seashore, carried about by the waves 2) People walking on the seashore. The oldest ones stop by, look at the sea, then go away 3) Blurry shapes on a winter beach. A herd of dogs. A love story 4) A group of loud ducks cross the image, in one direction then the other 5) A pond, at night. Frogs improvising a concert. A storm, then the sunrise. (imdb)
A look at the modern sociopolitical landscape of Iran as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers. (Zeitgeist Films)
Abbas Kiarostami and his assistant, Seifollah Samadian, travel to Kampala, Uganda at the request of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development. For ten days, their camera captures and caresses the faces of a thousand children - all orphans - whose parents have died of AIDS. Recording tears and laughter, music and silence, life and death, the film attests to Africa's sunny resilience in the face of so much suffering and disease. (imdb)
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (imdb)
Middle-aged Mr.Badii is planning to commit suicide and desperately seeks anyone to assist him - he has already dug out the grave in the mountains, but the assistant will have to bury him when he will do the deed. (IMDb)
Tavalod-e Nur (1997) - Short Film
A single static shot of the sun rising over the mountains.
The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors (imdb)
After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye Doust Kodjast? (imdb)
Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Ali Sabzian enters a well-to-do family in Teheran. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place. (imdb)
A series of interviews with Iranian children about homework and expectations, both familial and institutional, reveals dysfunction in both the school system and their family life.
An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school. (imdb)
Fly on the wall documentary about a group of first graders and their interactions with the headmaster over several days.
Documentary about the interactions between a police officer protecting a traffic-restricted part of Tehran and the citizens who encounter him. (bfi.org.uk)
The Chorus (1982) - Short Film
An old man, who needs an equipment to hear, walk back home in a late afternoon.
Be Tartib ya Bedoun-e Tartib (1981) - Short Film
An instructional film about two approaches to various situations.
Behdasht-e Dandan (1980) - Short Film
An amusing instructional film directed at children about dental hygiene.
While the teacher is faced towards the blackboard, one of the students makes some funny noises. The teacher can't find the person who did that, so he decides to dismiss a group of students for one week or until one of them tells him who was the one that made the noises. In the first case after some days, one of the dismissed students tells teacher the truth. In the second case, no one tells teacher the truth and the period of punishment finishes.
Rah Hal-e Yek (1978) - Short Film
A short in which a man has trouble returning to his car with a new tyre.
A civil servant at the Ministry of Finance faces accusations at work, and equally serious financial and marital problems at home.
Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (1977) - Short Film
Documentary short celebrating the teaching profession.
How to Spend Our Leisure Time? (1977) - Short Film
A humorous slice of educational instruction on refurbishing and painting (MoMA)
A story about three teenagers coming into conflict over a suit for a wedding (wikipedia)
Rangha (1976) - Short Film
Various objects and creatures are shown as they conform to each color of the rainbow.
Dow Rahehal Baraye yek Massaleh (1975) - Short Film
like a deadpan, Bressonian staging of one of Laurel and Hardy's epic grudge matches... (girishshambu.com)
So Can I (1975) - Short Film
"Two children watching animals move in an animated film try to imitate their gestures -- until they see real birds fly and a real airplane take off" (The Movie Database)
The first feature (1974) of Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami follows the determination of a boy in a village to attend a soccer match in Teheran, a venture that involves swiping or scamming money from various sources and in effect running away from home. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)
A 14, 15 years old boy in life.
Zang-e Tafrih (1972) - Short Film
Dara is punished at school for breaking a window with his football. On his way home, he comes across some other boys playing football in a small alley, and cannot resist joining in. He ends up heading their ball, and they chase him away. Dara is forced to find a way home through unknown streets, which lead him to the outskirts of the city.
The Bread and Alley (1970) - Short Film
A child carrying a bread is going home but in the alley on his way to home, there is a frightening dog and he doesn't seem to pass it alone.