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Abbas Kiarostami
عباس کیارستمی
Abbas Kiarostami-Murcia (cropped).jpg
Kiarostami in 2013
Born22 June 1940(1940-06-22)
Died4 July 2016(2016-07-04) (aged 76)
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer
Years active1962–2016
Notable work
Where Is the Friend's Home?, Close-Up, Certified Copy,Taste of Cherry
StyleDocumentary, spirituality, individualism, poetry and imagery
Home townGheytarieh, Tehran, Iran
Spouse(s)Parvin Amir-Gholi (m. 1969–1982) «start: (1969)–end+1: (1983)»"Marriage: Parvin Amir-Gholi to Abbas Kiarostami" Location: (linkback:
  • Ahmad (b. 1971)
  • Bahman (b. 1978)
  • Ahmad Kiarostami
  • Zahra Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی Loudspeaker.png pronunciation (info • help);[1] 22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016) was an Iranian movie director, screenwriter, photographer and movie producer.[2][3][4]

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.[5]


  1. Persian pronunciation: [ʔæbˌbɒːse kijɒːɾostæˈmi]
  2. Panel of critics (14 November 2003). The world's 40 best directors. London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 23 February 2007. 
  3. Karen Simonian (2002). "Abbas Kiarostami Films Featured at Wexner Center" (PDF). Wexner center for the art. Archived from the original on 10 July 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2007. 
  4. "2002 Ranking for Film Directors". British Film Institute. 2002. Retrieved 23 February 2007. 
  5. Pulver, Andrew; Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (4 July 2016). "Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76". 

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