Abbas Kiarostami filmography

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The director Abbas Kiarostami has produced a large number of films; the following attempts to be a comprehensive filmography.

1970s[edit]

Year English title Persian Length Notes
1970 The Bread and Alley Noon va Koucheh 10 minutes Short (debut) featuring a school boy facing an aggressive dog
1972 Breaktime Zang-e Tafrih 11 minutes Short
1973 The Experience Tajrobeh 60 minutes Written with Amir Naderi
1974 The Traveler Mosafer 70 minutes Realism and complexity versus simplicity
1975 So Can I Man ham Mitounam 3 minutes 30 Short
Two Solutions for
One Problem
Do Rahehal Baraye yek Masaleh 4 minutes 25 Short
1976 Colors Rang-ha 15 minutes Short
A Wedding Suit Lebasi Baraye Arossi 57 minutes Themes of teenage conflict
1977 How to Make Use
of Leisure Time: Painting
Az Oghat-e Faraghat-e Khod Chegouneh Estefadeh Konim: naghashi 7 minutes Short
The Report Gozaresh 112 minutes Kiarostami's first full length film ;featuring Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Tribute to the Teachers Bozorgdasht-e Moalemha 20 minutes Short
1978 Solution Rah-e Hal 11 minutes 55 Short
1979 First Case, Second Case Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Aval, Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Dovom 53 minutes

1980s[edit]

Year English title Persian Length Notes
1980 Toothache Dandan Dard 26 minutes Short
1981 Orderly or Disorderly Be Tartib Ya Bedun-e Tartib 15 minutes Short
1982 The Chorus Hamsarayan 17 minutes Short
1983 Fellow Citizen Hamshahri 52 minutes Documentary
1984 First Graders Avaliha 84 minutes Documentary
1987 Where Is the Friend's Home Khane-ye doust kodjast? 83 minutes Award win at the Locarno
International Film Festival
The Key Kelid 85 minutes Screenwriter and editor only
1989 Homework Mashgh-e Shab 86 minutes

1990s[edit]

Year English title Persian Length Notes
1990 Close-Up Nema-ye Nazdik 100 minutes In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, it was voted by critics onto "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time" list.
1991 Life, and Nothing More... Zendegi va digar hich 95 minutes Fiction/documentary
1993 Journey to the Land
of the Traveller
Safari be Diare Mosafer Producer only -directed by his son Bahman Kiarostami
1994 Through the Olive Trees Zire darakhatan zeyton 103 minutes Last in the Koker trilogy set around the Tehran earthquake
The Journey Safar 84 minutes Screenwriter only. Directed by Ali-Reza Raisian
1995 The White Balloon Badkonake sefid 85 minutes Screenwriter only. Directed by Jafar Panahi
A propos de Nice, la suite Segment "Reperages"
1996 Lumiere and Company Segment "Dinner for One"
1997 The Birth of Light Short
Taste of Cherry Ta'm-e gilass 95 minutes Starring Homayon Ershadi. Won Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
1999 The Wind Will Carry Us Bād mā rā khāhad bord 118 minutes Golden Lion nomination at Venice
Willow and Wind Screenwriter only.

2000s[edit]

Year English title Persian Length Notes
2001 ABC Africa N/A 84 minutes Taped in Kampala, Uganda on behalf of the UN
2002 Ten Dah 91 minutes Taped using a dashboard video camera
Made $105,656 on US release
The Deserted Station Story only
2003 Crimson Gold Talaye Sorkh Screenwriter only. Directed by Jafar Panahi
Five Panj 74 minutes Documentary
Ten Minutes Older Not included in

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
or Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

2004 10 on Ten 88 minutes
2005 The Roads of Kiarostami N/A 32 minutes Short
Tickets N/A 109 minutes Middle section. Directed with Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi
2007 Kojast jaye residan Short
Chacun son cinema 100 minutes Segment Where is my Romeo?
2008 Shirin 90 minutes

2010s[edit]

Year English title Original title Length Notes
2010 Certified Copy Copie conforme 106 minutes Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress Award at Cannes.
2012 Like Someone in Love ライク・サムワン・イン・ラブ 109 minutes Japanese film starring Rin Takanashi.

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