Art and Experience: Renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was released from Tehran’s Jam Hospital on Tuesday.

Leaving the hospital, he told the Persian service of ISNA that he expect to make a full recovery in his home.

Kiarostami, 76, was hospitalized in mid-March due to a severe gastrointestinal disease and underwent several operations.

“I leave the hospital today after 50 days, but this does not mean I have fully recovered. I hope to continue to improve and gain full recovery at home,” Kiarostami said.

According to his brother Bahram, the medical treatment will take 10 more days, but his family expects the filmmaker to recover sooner while he is resting in his own home.

All the doctors and nurses wished Kiarostami better health and asked the filmmaker to better look after himself before he stepped out of the hospital.