Vagrant Filmfest. to host 'Abbas Kiarostami'

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Experimental-documentary film 'Abbas Kiarostami', directed by Midia Kiasat, will go on screen at Vagrant Film Festival 2017 in Belarus.

This film will premiere at the inner courtyard of the National History Museum of Belarus in Minsk on July 23 to compete with 30 other works from different countries.

Short film Abbas Kiarostami demonstrates a new look at late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami where the archival footage and songs of prominent traditiobal singer Sharam Nazeri are used on script and film title sequence.

Kiarostami was a highly influential figure in world cinema who passed away at 76 in Paris where he had been undergoing hospital treatment for cancer.

The news of his death rattled fellow filmmakers and audiences around the world. French President Francois Hollande was among the most notable figures who paid tribute to Abbas Kiarostami, hailing him as the filmmaker who has “profoundly marked the history of cinema."

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