Apsa to Honor Late Abbas Kiarostami, Newcomer Ilgar Najaf

Apsa to Honor Late Abbas Kiarostami, Newcomer Ilgar Najaf The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are to honor the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami with a special prize. It has commended Kiarostami’s final feature “24 Frames” and will give him posthumous ...

The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be ...

79 Movies to See Before You Die, According to the Dardenne Brothers

79 Movies to See Before You Die, According to the Dardenne Brothers Any list of the greatest foreign directors currently working today has to include Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The directors first rose to prominence in the mid 1990s with efforts like “The Promise” ...

Abbas Kiarostami’s ’24 Frames’ Is A Moving Farewell From A Legendary Filmmaker — Cannes 2017 Report

Abbas Kiarostami’s ’24 Frames’ Is A Moving Farewell From A Legendary Filmmaker — Cannes 2017 Report Abbas Kiarostami, the great Iranian postmodernist who died last summer at the age of 76, used to say that he preferred the kind of movies that put their audience to sleep. “Some films have made me ...

MK2 Films Acquires 20 Films by Late Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami (Exclusive)

MK2 Films Acquires 20 Films by Late Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami (Exclusive) French mini-major MK2 Films has acquired all rights to late Iranian film master Abbas Kiarostami’s first 20 movies. Under the agreement – signed with the Institute Kanoon (Institut iranien pour le ...

Abbas Kiarostami Honored by Writers Guild of America West

Abbas Kiarostami Honored by Writers Guild of America West The Writers Guild of America West has selected the late Iranian screenwriter-director Abbas Kiarostami as the recipient of the Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement. The ...

Abbas Kiarostami to be honoured at Busan fest

Abbas Kiarostami to be honoured at Busan fest Iranian director, who passed away on July 4, will have a retrospective of his works screened at Biff. The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will be named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the ...

Watch Martin Scorsese’s Rememberance of Abbas Kiarostami, an ‘Elegant, Eloquent’ Friend

Watch Martin Scorsese’s Rememberance of Abbas Kiarostami, an ‘Elegant, Eloquent’ Friend Among the many filmmakers mourning Abbas Kiarostami is Martin Scorsese, who over the weekend delivered a 12-minute remembrance at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. Scorsese, who’s long stood out ...

Abbas Kiarostami’s Body Returns to Tehran, Iranian Filmmakers and Artists Gather to Pay Tribute

Abbas Kiarostami’s Body Returns to Tehran, Iranian Filmmakers and Artists Gather to Pay Tribute The film world has been mourning Abbas Kiarostami this week, and on Friday the filmmaker’s body was returned to his birthplace of Tehran. Kiarostami, who won the Palme d’Or in 1997 for “Taste of ...

Jafar Panahi Remembers Abbas Kiarostami: ‘His Vision Will Live Forever’

Jafar Panahi Remembers Abbas Kiarostami: ‘His Vision Will Live Forever’ Editor’s note: With the death of renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami over the weekend, IndieWire has been reaching out to some of his friends and collaborators to reflect on his significance. ...

Watch: Abbas Kiarostami Reflects On His Life & Career In Two-Hour Tiff ‘In Conversation’ Interview

Watch: Abbas Kiarostami Reflects On His Life & Career In Two-Hour Tiff ‘In Conversation’ Interview The Palme d’Or-winning director Abbas Kiarostami passed away on July 4 and since then many industry members have expressed their condolences and remembered the Iranian filmmaker and his great work. ...

Moments of truth by Anne-Katrin Titze

Richard Peña on Abbas Kiarostami:"It was such a privilege to know him, and more of a pleasure. Simply one of the great artists of our time." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze The last time I spoke with Abbas ...

Ramin Bahrani Remembers Abbas Kiarostami: ‘Life Is Not a Straight Line’

Ramin Bahrani Remembers Abbas Kiarostami: ‘Life Is Not a Straight Line’ Editor’s note: Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has been a major presence in American independent film since his 2005 debut, “Man Push Cart.” His most recent film, “99 Homes,” was released last year. The ...

The Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami Turned the Cinema Into a Mesmerizing Meditation

The Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami Turned the Cinema Into a Mesmerizing Meditation The word “cinema” can mean a lot of things, but to a great many people (maybe too many), it now means sitting back and watching visually hypnotic, rhythmically energized, in-your-face stuff all ...

Abbas Kiarostami Remembered: Why He Was Iran’s Essential Filmmaker — Critic’s Notebook

Abbas Kiarostami Remembered: Why He Was Iran’s Essential Filmmaker — Critic’s Notebook One of the most interesting collisions of the public perception of Iran’s Islamic state and its reality is how, out of an apparently repressive state hostile to the creative arts, Abbas Kiarostami ...

Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami Dies at 76

Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami Dies at 76 Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, whose 1997 film “Taste of Cherry” won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, has died in Paris. He was 76. Iran’s Isna news agency confirmed his death. He had ...

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d’Or-Winning Director Of ‘Taste Of Cherry’ And ‘Certified Copy,’ Dies At 76

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d’Or-Winning Director Of ‘Taste Of Cherry’ And ‘Certified Copy,’ Dies At 76 Palme d’Or-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, best known for films like “Taste of Cherry” (which earned him the Cannes accolade in 1997), “Close-Up” and “Certified Copy,” has died. He was 76. ...

‘Very Big Shot’ Makes Very Big impact with its Powerful Take on Politics and Crime

In the spirit of fun and satire as only the Lebanese can do it (think Nadine Labaki), “ Very Big Shot” (Lebanon, Qatar; 2015) takes an unexpected twist from its initial drug heist opening to its ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Wind Will Carry Us

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014 Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.98 Studio: Cohen Media The great Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s (Certified Copy) acclaimed 1999 drama The Wind Will ...

Abbas Kiarostami to head Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury at Cannes

Abbas Kiarostami to head Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury at Cannes Abbas Kiarostami The 2014 Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury at the Cannes film festival will be headed by acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. He will be accompanied by French director, ...

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