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Abbas Kiarostami


Born - 22 June 1940, Teheran, Iran
Died - 4 July 2016

Prolific Iranian director, also a photographer and poet. His films, which date back to 1970, often used amateur actors and switched from reality to fantasy and back. His 1997 picture Taste of Cherry won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Political pressure forced him to work outside Iran for his last few films, which culminated with Like Someone in Love, made in France in 2012. He died from gastrointestinal cancer.