Abbas Kiarostami (b.22 June 1940 Teheran, Iran)


"Jean-Luc Godard has said, "Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami." According to Martin Scorsese, "Kiarostami represents the highest level of artistry in the cinema." When these words are quoted in front of Kiarostami, he winces most charmingly. "This admiration is perhaps more appropriate after I am dead," he says."


  • Roads of Kiarostami (2006)
  • Farsh-e Irani (2006)
  • Tickets (2005)
  • 10 on Ten (2004)
  • Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003) aka Five
  • Ten (2002) aka Ten (France)
  • ABC Africa (2001)
  • Bad ma ra khahad bord (1999) aka The Wind Will Carry Us (Canada: English title) (USA) ... aka Vent nous emportera, Le (France)
  • Ta'm e guilass (1997) aka A Taste of Cherry (USA)... aka Goût de la cerise, Le (France) aka Taste of Cherry (USA: DVD box title)
  • Lumière et compagnie (1995) aka Lumière and Company (International: English title), Lumiere y compañía (Spain)
  • À propos de Nice, la suite (1995) (segment "Repérages")
  • Zire darakhatan zeyton (1994) (segment "Through the Olive Trees") aka Through the Olive Trees, Under the Olive Trees
  • Zendegi va digar hich (1991) aka And Life Goes on, Life, and Nothing More... (USA)
  • Nema-ye Nazdik (1990) aka Close Up
  • Mashgh-e Shab (1989) aka Homework
  • Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987) aka Where Is the Friend's Home?
  • Avaliha (1984) aka First Graders
  • Dandan Dard (1983) aka Toothache
  • 'Hamshahri (1983) aka Fellow Citizen
  • Hamsarayan (1982) aka The Chorus
  • Be Tartib ya Bedoun-e Tartib (1981) aka Orderly or Unorderly, Regularly or Irregularly
  • Behdasht-e Dandan (1980) aka Dental Hygiene
  • Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Aval, Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Dou Wom (1979) aka First Case, Second Case
  • Rah Hal-e Yek (1978) aka Solution No. 1
  • Az Oghat-e Faraghat-e Khod Chegouneh Estefadeh Konim? (1977) aka How to Make Use of Our Leisure Time?
  • Bozorgdasht-e mo'Allem (1977) aka Tribute to the Teachers
  • Gozaresh (1977) aka The Report
  • Lebassi Baraye Arossi (1976) aka A Suit for Wedding
  • Rangha (1976) aka The Colours
  • Dow Rahehal Baraye yek Massaleh (1975) aka Two Solutions for One Problem
  • Man ham Mitoumam (1975) aka So I Can
  • Mossafer (1974) aka The Traveller
  • Tadjrebeh (1973) aka The Experience
  • Zang-e Tafrih (1972) aka The Breaktime
  • Nan va Koutcheh (1970) aka The Bread and Alley


  • In dialogue with Kiarostami August 25, 1998, The Iranian, By Ali Akbar Mahdi[1]
  • An interview with Abbas Kiarostami, director of Taste of Cherry October, 1994, World Socialist Web Site, By David Walsh[2]
  • Interview with Abbas Kiarostami Thursday April 28, 2005, Guardian Unlimited, By Geoff Andrew[3]
  • INTERVIEW: Films Without Borders: Abbas Kiarostami Talks About "ABC Africa" and Poetic Cinema May 2001, indieWIRE, By Scott Foundas[4]
  • Taste of Kiarostami July 2000, senses of cinema, By David Sterritt[5]


  • Internet Movie Database[6]
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