Art and Experience: Iranian film ‘Close-Up’ directed by late director Abbas Kiarostami is to be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival in China.
The movie has previously attended several international fests, including the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema as well as Busan, Dhaka and Berlin Film Festivals.
Abbas Kiarostami, who departed this life in July 2016, was a famed Iranian film director, whose ‘Taste of Cherry’ grabbed the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
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 cinematic works by the internationally acclaimed filmmaker have been hailed by various festivals around the world.
“It was in his ‘Close Up’ … that Kiarostami left students of world cinema with a masterpiece to behold and wonder at for generations to come,” a cinematic article hails the Iranian director’s film.
Kicking off on June 17 in China, the event is scheduled to wrap up June 26.