Midia Kiasat

Iran doc ‘Abbas Kiarostami’ first to register for Cinema Verite

Iranian short documentary ‘Abbas Kiarostami’ has registered as the first film for the 11th edition of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Vérité.

Directed by Midia Kiasat, the documentary is the first film that has filled the submission form to take part at the national section of the Iranian festival.

The experimental documentary film has a new point of view about the works of late great Iranian director Kiarostami.

The archival footage is soundly adored with a number of classic Persian songs by prominent traditional Iranian singer Sharam Nazeri.

‘Abbas Kiarostami’ will also compete with 30 other films at the Vagrant International Film Festival in Belarus later in July.

Kiarostami who has died in July 2016, was an Iranian film director whose ‘Taste of Cherry’ grabbed the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

He is mostly known as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer as well as a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.

The cinematic works by the internationally acclaimed filmmaker have been hailed by various festivals around the world.


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