Art / History / iran / Theatre and Film

The Wind Will Carry Us….Away – RIP Abbas Kiarostami

Film maker, poet, photographer, Kiarostami (b.1940) died of complications due to a long battle with cancer, at the age of 76 in Paris yesterday.

From working in advertisements, managing the film department for centre of child education for the government, to winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes for A Taste of Cherry, and becoming a household name amongst cinefiles everywhere.

In the past we have interviewed him, broadcast his talks in London, reviewed, screened and followed his works and reviewed his films on national radio.

Since so much of his own poetry, photography and film is online, we select his works to speak for his achievements, as they speak loudly from within that minimal, pointed gaze for which he became known.  A clip of him speaking on Tarantino is also below “I’m not interested in his films as much as in he himself.”