News ID: 302764
Published: 0358 GMT May 04, 2021

Centre Pompidou to host Kiarostami works on reopening

Centre Pompidou to host Kiarostami works on reopening

Arts & Culture Desk

The Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, will host a series of artworks and movies by late Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami, from May 29 to July 26.

A tribute to the prominent Iranian artist had been arranged for April but was revised due to a six-month closure of the cultural center amid the coronavirus restrictions in the European country.

Forty-six of Kiarostami’s films and short features will be screened at the center while a number of never-seen-before photographs and installation works by the artist will be on display at the ‘Where Is the Friend's Home?’ gallery, named after Kiarostami’s 1987 acclaimed movie.

The event is organized by the Centre Pompidou, in cooperation with the Kiarostami Foundation and MK2 Films, the distributer of Kiarostami’s movies in France.

The Iranian director, poet, photographer, and was internationally praised for some of his films in the latter years of the 20th century, including ‘Close-Up’ (1990), ‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ (1999), and ‘A Taste of Cherry’ (1997), for which he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

He was among a generation of filmmakers in the Iranian New Wave Cinema, a cinematic movement that started in the mid-60s and featured poetic dialogue and allegorical storytelling of political and philosophical issues.

After months of illness, Kiarostami passed away at the age of 76 in a Paris hospital in July 2016.

 

 

   
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