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Abbas Kiarostami
عباس کیارستمی
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Kiarostami in 2013
Born (1940-06-22)22 June 1940
Died 4 July 2016(2016-07-04) (aged 76)
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater University of Tehran
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1962–2016
Notable work
Where Is the Friend's Home?, Close-Up, Certified Copy,Taste of Cherry
Style Documentary, spirituality, individualism, poetry and imagery
Home town Gheytarieh, Tehran, Iran
Parvin Amir-Gholi (m. 1969–1982)
  • Ahmad (b. 1971)
  • Bahman (b. 1978)
  • Ahmad Kiarostami
  • Zahra Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی 22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016) was an Iranian movie director, screenwriter, photographer and movie producer.

He was known for making documentaries or short movies. His best known works are the Koker trilogy (1987–94), Close-Up (1990), Taste of Cherry (1997) and The Wind Will Carry Us (1999). In his later works, Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love.

Kiarostami died at a Paris hospital on 4 July 2016 from gastrointestinal cancer, aged 76.

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