Rest in Peace Abbas Kiarostami

August 17, 2016

Abbas Kiarostami, the most celebrated Iranian Filmmaker and one of the most prominent filmmakers in the world, passed away on Monday 4th July at the age of 76. Although he will be immensely missed, his remarkable films will forever be alive and time and time again remind us of tranquility of life.

Born in Iran, Kiarostami made over forty impressive films including CLOSE UP, THE WIND WILL CARRY US, TEN and CERTIFIED COPY to name a few. His unique style of combination of simple visuals with amazing life stories, created poetry on screen. For this he reached world fame and won numerous international awards including a Palme d'Or at Cannes for his beloved Taste of Cherry in 1997.

If you are not familiar with his work, we recommend that you spend some time exploring his films. If you are unsure where to begin, here is a suggested list that might be a good starting place. And if you want to know more about why he was so great, read this article in The Guardian.

May he rest in peace, and his legend live on.