Aussie book on Abbas Kiarostami translated to Persian
Art and Experience: A book titled ‘Abbas Kiarostami and Film Philosophy’ written by Australian author Mathew Abbott has been published in the Persian language.
Written by Abbott, who is a lecturer in philosophy at the Federation University in Australia, the book was published by Edinburg University Press in 2016.
Iranian translator Saleh Najafi penned the Persian version of the book, detailing aspects of the legendary Iranian director, Kiarostami.
Abbas Kiarostami has won many international awards, including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival in 1997 for his film ‘Taste of Cherry’.
The late writer-director has been widely hailed as a pioneer of the Iranian New Wave.
He is mostly known as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer as well as a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.
The veteran Iranian filmmaker who passed away on July 4, 2016, following a heart attack at the age of 76, was also honored at this year’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.