Art and Experience: A photo exhibition of Abbas Kiarostami including pictures, posters and caricatures about him will be held in 7th floor of Charsoo Cineplex during the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival.
According to News agency of 35th Fajr International Film Festival, Manager Seifollah Samadian who is in charge of this year’s Special Screenings section and a program that honors the life and work of Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, says previous exhibitions included restored film frames from other renowned movies such as The Cow by Dariush Mehrjouei and The Lovers’ Wind by Albert Morrisse but this year is dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami’s pictures, posters and cartoons in a wider area in his respect.
He also added: The works that are shown in the 7th floor of Charsoo Cineplex were gathered from all over the country with the cooperation of Fajr International Festival through the 14th Image of Year Festival’s announcement in photography, graphic and caricature sections.
Samadian said: 68 works in photography section, 30 works in poster and 12 works in caricature are going to be shown and visiting these works will start during the time of festival and continues after it.
He added: Almost all the young pioneer graphic designers and caricatures are attending this section at least with one single work.
Seifollah Samadian mentioned the fact that the pictures in this exhibition shows a complete period of time of Abbas Kiarotami’s presence and artistic activities. Photos from behind the scene of “And Life Goes On,” picture of “Taste of Cherry” film, “A B C Africa,” “Like Someone in Love,” pictures of the bitter days of saying goodbye to Kiarostami and gathering of cinema people in Cinema House’s area in his respect, welcoming in airport, his funeral in front of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults and his memorial event in this exhibition can be seen.
Samadian stated his hopes on publishing these works with other works related to Abbas Kiarostami as a book in future.