Awards & Winners

Abbas Kiarostami

Date of Birth 22-June-1940
Place of Birth Tehran
(Iran, Greater Tehran)
Nationality Iran
Also know as Abbas Kiorastamu, Abbās Kiyārostamī, عباس کیارستمی, Abbas Kiorastamu, Abbas Kiarostami, 압바스 키아로스타미, 압바스 키에로스타미, Abbās Kiyārostamī, Abbas Kiorastamu
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Film Editor, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Writer, Poet
Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker Trilogy, Close-Up, Taste of Cherry, and The Wind Will Carry Us. In his recent films, Certified Copy and Like Someone in Love, he filmed for the first time outside Iran, in Italy and Japan, respectively. Kiarostami has worked extensively as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer and has designed credit titles and publicity material. He is also a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. He is part of a generation of filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave, a Persian cinema movement that started in the late 1960s and includes pioneering directors such as Forough Farrokhzad, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Bahram Beizai, and Parviz Kimiavi. These filmmakers share many common techniques including the use of poetic dialogue and allegorical storytelling dealing with political and philosophical issues.

Awards by Abbas Kiarostami

Check all the awards nominated and won by Abbas Kiarostami.


Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Asian Film Award for Best Director Like Someone In Love
Japan / France / Iran


Palme d'Or
Honored for : Taste of Cherry
(1997 winner also The Eel)


Nominations 1996 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film Through the Olive Trees
Country: Iran