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The Taste of Abbas Kiarostami – (22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016)

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    Rain : photo by Abbas Kiarostami, 2007 (Purdy Hicks Gallery, London)

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    Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, has died aged 76.

    Abbas Kiarostami (wiki)

    His trademark Via

    Scenes that take place in or around a car
    Direct quotes from Persian poetry
    Mixing fantasy and reality to employ a metaphoric form
    Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script
    The use of panoramic long shots
    Minimalism
    Poetic cinema language
    Mixes fact and fiction
    Minimal plots with non-dramatic style
    Inviting audience to take part in the narrative
    The recurrent image of zigzagging roads

    Upon accepting a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), he received a hug and kiss from presenter Catherine Deneuve. Since public physical contacts between members of the opposite sexes, who are unrelated to one another, are banned by the Islamic government in Iran, Kiarostami’s home country, he didn’t return to his Tehran home for a week.

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    Wim Wenders, Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami and Walter Salles at Cannes- 20 May 2007.

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