Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

writer, director, editor

Abbas Kiarostami was born on Jun 22, 1940 in Iran. Abbas Kiarostami's big-screen debut came with The Experience directed by Abbas Kiarostami in 1973. Abbas Kiarostami is known for Certified Copy directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Juliette Binoche stars as Elle and William Shimell as James Miller. Abbas Kiarostami has got 41 awards and 41 nominations so far. The most recent award Abbas Kiarostami achieved is Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The upcoming new movie Abbas Kiarostami plays is Meeting Leila which will be released on Dec 25, 2014.

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30. Since then he has made many movies and has become one of the most important figures in contemporary Iranian film. He is also a major figure in the arts world, and has had numerous gallery exhibitions of his photography, short films and poetry. He is an iconic figure for what he has done, and he has achieved it all by believing in the arts and the creativity of his mind.

  • Birthday

    Jun 22, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    Tehran, Iran

Known For


41 wins & 41 nominations

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
24 Frames (2017)
Winner - Artistic Acknowledgement
24 Frames (2017)
Busan International Film Festival
Winner - Asian Filmmaker of the Year
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