Director Abbas Kiarostami from Iran is the man who made Iranian cinema known throughout the world and whose name identifies best with the Thessaloniki Film Festival's international course. The director of Tastes of Cherry, which won him the Gold Phoenix at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, will be represented in Thessaloniki with a complete retrospective of his work. This includes 33 films beginning in 1970, with his first short films, his unknown television work and documentaries and concludes with his latest film, Five. The retrospective will be accompanied by a publication of a monograph and two photography exhibitions by the renowned director.

 ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: Realism and Poetics

THE FILMS:

Feature Films
1. TEN (2002)
2. THE TRAVELLER (1974)
3. THE REPORT (1977)
4. FIRST GRADERS (1985)
5. WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOME (1987)
6. HOMEWORK (1989)
7. CLOSE UP (1990)
8. AND LIFE GOES ON (1992)
9. UNDER THE OLIVE TREES (1994)
10. THE TASTE OF CHERRY (1997)
11. THE WIND WILL CARRY US (1999)
12. ABC AFRICA (2001)
13. 10 ON TEN (2004)
14. FIVE (2004)


Short Films & Documentaries
1. THE BREAD AND ALLEY (1970)
2. THE BREAKTIME (1972)
3. THE EXPERIENCE (1973)
4. TWO SOLUTIONS FOR ONE PROBLEM (1975)
5. SO I CAN (1975)
6. A SUIT FOR A WEDDING (1976)
7. THE COLOURS (1976)
8. TRIBUTE TO THE TEACHERS (1977)
9. JAHAN-NAMA PALACE (1977)
10. PAINTING (1977)
11. SOLUTION (1978)
12. CASE NUMBER 1, CASE NUMBER 2 (1979)
13. TOOTHACHE (1980)
14. REGULARLY OR IRREGULARLY (1981)
15. THE CHORUS (1982)
16. FELLOW CITIZEN (1983)
17. DINNER FOR ONE (1995)
18. THE BIRTH OF LIGHT (1997)
(c) 2004 Thessaloniki International Film Festival