Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

Awarded over 30 international awards, this master od conceptual movies and first Iranian director to win the Golden Palm in Cannes in 2007, is one of the world*@@*s most respected directors. With over 70 films under his belt, he is not only a director but also a screenplay writer, producer and photographer and has extended his artistic skills to poetry, writing and painting. According to Jean-Luc Godard, @**@Cinema starts with D.W Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami@**@ and Martin Scorsese adds that @**@Kiarostami represents the highest artistic level in cinema.@**@

The 54th FICCI will feature the films Taste of Cherry (1997), winner of the Golden Palm in Cannes; The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), winner of the Special Jury prize in Venice; ShirĂ­n (2008), nominated for the Golden Palm; Ten (2002); Ten by Ten (2004); Certified Copy (2010, contribution of the Embassy of France); Close Up (1990); Where is the Friend*@@*s Home? (1987); Life Goes on (1992) and Through the Olive Trees (1994).