Art and Experience: The birthday of the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will be celebrated at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Thursday.

A short film showing different scenes from Kiarostami’s movies and one of his latest interviews will be screened during the celebration, the IAF announced in a press release on Monday.

Dozens of his colleagues and friends have been invited to the celebration.

A collection of 43 graphic designs by Kiarostami will be showcased in an exhibition at the IAF Morteza Momayyez Gallery on the sidelines of the event.

His younger son, Bahman, and his friends, including Amir Esbati, Negar Eskandarfar, Ali Bakhtiari, Seifollah Samadian and Ebrahim Haqiqi, loaned the collection to the exhibit entitled “In Praise of Life”.

The exhibit will run until June 30 at the IAF located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.