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Abbas Kiarostami
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Date of Birth: Jun 22, 1940

Country: Iran

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 Titles at Criticker: 57 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (40) | Writer (39) | Actor (12)
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24 Frames (2018)
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.
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Take Me Home (2016)
Take Me Home (2016) - Short Film
A football jumps down stairs.
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Finals (2016)
A boy refuses to take his final exams after he finds out that his mother has begun dating his teacher.
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76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami (2016)
A documentary about the legendary film maker Abbas Kiarostami. A photographer and long time friend of Kiarostami, Seyfolah Samadian has put together some footage of his moments with Kiarostami, his travel photography, film making etc. (imdb)
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Vida (2014)
Vida (2014) - Short Film
Vida (2014) The consecrated Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami , delivers a film workshop in Bogotá, the filmmakers conclude by proposing a short film in 10 days. Diego , one of the directors of the workshop , as scouting , meets a young shy librarian named Vida , who dreams of being an actress.
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What is Cinema? (2013)
Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas, Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman shows what these filmmakers and others do that can't be expressed in words - but only in cinema. (imdb)
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Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)
Seventy short films about cinema and its future. (imdb)
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Like Someone in Love (2012)
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)
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Meeting Leila (2011)
A chain smoker is about to marry his fiance; her only condition is for him to quit smoking. He has to make a difficult choice as his profession is interconnected with this poisonous passion. (imdb)
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Kurosawa
Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work. (imdb)
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Certified Copy (2010)
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)
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Sodankylä Ikuisesti (2010)
A four-part documentary about the Sodankylä film-festival in Finnish Lapland.
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No (2010)
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.
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Shirin (2008)
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)
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Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema. (imdb)
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Roads of Kiarostami (2006)
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.
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Kargaran mashghoole karand (2006)
An Iranian film following the journey of four ordinary middle aged men as they come across a giant rock formation that's impossible to knock over.
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Tickets (2005)
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)
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10 on Ten (2004)
A cinematic master-class in which Kiarostami discusses his filmmaking in relation to his 2002 film "Ten." (Zeitgeist Films)
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Crimson Gold (2003)
A pizza delivery man is driving to the breaking point by the social injustices he is constantly face with.
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Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003)
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)
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Chaplin Today: The Kid (2003)
This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for The Kid (1921), released in 2004.
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Abbas Kiarostami: The Art of Living (2003)
Director Fergus Daly profiles Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian creator of movies such as Taste of Cherry and ABC Africa. Through an interview with Kiarostami in the Aran Islands and interviews with film critics and scholars at Cannes, the director examines Kiarostami's themes and methods. The director also profiles Kiarostami as a poet and still photographer. (imdb)
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The Deserted Station (2002)
Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found. (First Run Features)
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Ten (2002)
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)
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ABC Africa (2001)
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)
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Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the Revolution (2000)
In the wake of the fundamentalist revolution that overtook Iran in 1979, the last thing most people would have expected was for the nation to spawn one of the world's most interesting national cinemas. But such Iranian films as The Taste of Cherry, The Children of Heaven, and The White Balloon have won enthusiastic acclaim at a number of international film festivals and impressed filmgoers around the globe. (Rovi)
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Willow and Wind (2000)
An edge-of-seat masterpiece about a boy who has to transport a large pane of glass across the countryside in a howling gale. A school window is broken, and the children can't concentrate because the rain is getting in. The culprit isn't allowed back into class until he mends it himself, so he embarks on an arduous, thoroughly gripping odyssey. (player.bfi.org.uk)
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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)
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Tavalod-e Nur (1997)
A single static shot of the sun rising over the mountains.
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
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)
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The Journey (1996)
An exploration of the psychological effects of war on a middle-class Iranian family who flee Teheran following a night air raid. (imdb)
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The White Balloon (1995)
Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with. (imdb)
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Through the Olive Trees (1994)
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)
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Life and Nothing More... (1992)
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)
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Close-Up (1990)
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)
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Homework (1989)
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.
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Where Is the Friend
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)
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Kelid (1987)
A four year old boy (Mohammed Aladpoush) is left at home with his baby brother while his mother goes out shopping. She has told him to give the baby his bottle while she is away. However, the boy has a different idea about what he should do, and consumes most of the bottle himself. The hungry baby's cries arouse the neighbors to try and get into the apartment with food cooking on the stove and a gas leak, but it is locked.
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Avaliha (1984)
Fly on the wall documentary about a group of first graders and their interactions with the headmaster over several days.
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Hamshahri (1983)
Documentary about the interactions between a police officer protecting a traffic-restricted part of Tehran and the citizens who encounter him. (bfi.org.uk)
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The Chorus (1982)
The Chorus (1982) - Short Film
An old man, who needs an equipment to hear, walk back home in a late afternoon.
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Be Tartib ya Bedoun-e Tartib (1981)
An instructional film about two approaches to various situations.
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Behdasht-e Dandan (1980)
An amusing instructional film directed at children about dental hygiene.
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First Case, Second Case (1979)
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.
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Rah Hal-e Yek (1978)
A short in which a man has trouble returning to his car with a new tyre.
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Bozorgdasht-e mo
Documentary short celebrating the teaching profession.
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How to Spend Our Leisure Time? (1977)
“A humorous slice of educational instruction on refurbishing and painting” (MoMA)
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Gozaresh (1977)
A civil servant at the Ministry of Finance faces accusations at work, and equally serious financial and marital problems at home.
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Rangha (1976)
Rangha (1976) - Short Film
Various objects and creatures are shown as they conform to each color of the rainbow.
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Lebassi Baraye Arossi (1976)
A story about three teenagers coming into conflict over a suit for a wedding (wikipedia)
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Dow Rahehal Baraye yek Massaleh (1975)
like a deadpan, Bressonian staging of one of Laurel and Hardy's epic grudge matches... (girishshambu.com)
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So Can I (1975)
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)
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The Traveller (1974)
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)
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Tajrobeh (1973)
A 14, 15 years old boy in life.
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Zang-e Tafrih (1972)
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.
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The Bread and Alley (1970)
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.
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