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Georges-Pompidou center to honor late Kiarostami

Georges-Pompidou cultural center in France is to honor late Abbas Kiarostami.

The Georges-Pompidou cultural center in France is slated to honor late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

The Georges-Pompidou, which is among the most important cultural centers in Europe, will honor the palme d’or winning director will hold exhibitions showcasing a plethora of Kiarostami’s artworks, including 46 movies, photographs and correspondences from April 15 to July 04, 2021.

Some of the movies that will go on screen have been reconstructed during a 10-year-long project by MK2 Films company in France.

A photograph and selected scenes exhibition of Kiarostami’s works under the name of ‘Ou est l’ami Kiarostami’ will also be held by the French center on May 05-July 05.

Kiarostami was a multiple award-winning Iranian filmmaker. He was honored at more than 300 film events around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, where he won the Palme d'Or for his masterpiece ‘Taste of Cherry’.

He is mostly known as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer as well as a poet, photographer and graphic designer.

The veteran Iranian filmmaker who passed away on July 4, 2016, following a heart attack at the age of 76, was honored at more than 300 film events around the world.

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