Prominent Iranian filmmaker and poet Abbas Kiarostami passes away

Publish Date : Wednesday 6 July 2016 - 21:13
IBNA- Leading Iranian filmmaker, photographer, poet and author Abbas Kiarostami who became an international figure during the past decades in world cinema, passed away at a hospital in Paris on Monday, he was 76.
Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)
According to IBNA correspondent, the news on the death of Kiarostami rapidly turned to the main headline of numerous media and social networks throughout the world and people in different languages expressed their sadness over his demise.
As many acclaimed international film critics have pointed out, Kiarostami created a method in making films based on minimalism to express profound humane concepts with a political flavor which was at odds with the style of filmmaking in Hollywood.
With his method, Kiarostami found global audiences and was granted numerous awards above them the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for his film ‘Taste of Cherry’.
Kiarostami has a number of books in his career as well, including ‘Kiarostami on Hafez’ (2006) about the legendary Iranian poet Hafez-e Shirazi and ‘The Book of Fire’ which was released in 2011.  
The celebrated director traveled to Paris a few days ago to receive treatment for cancer after undergoing unsuccessful surgery in Tehran, however there he succumbed to a stroke on Monday.
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