A Tribute To Abbas Kiarostami - Raindance

“Cinema starts with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami.” New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard said. Abbas Kiarostami, who has just passed away age 76, was one of the luminaries of world cinema. His unique sensitivity, made of a contemplation of social interaction, work with children and a universe that was deeply embedded in Persian culture, set him apart from the rest. Also, and equally importantly, he single-handedly put Iranian cinema on the map.

Described by Martin Scorsese as “a very special human being: quiet, elegant, modest, articulate, and quite observant”, his films explored life in such a way that there always was something to be enjoyed, “every scene is overflowing with beauty and surprise, patiently and exquisitely captured.”

Here are a few films to remember him by.

Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987)

Close up (1990)

Taste of Cherry (1997)

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Certified Copy (2010)



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