Abbas Kiarostami filmography

Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer and film producer whose filmmaking career spanned more than 40 years.


Year English title Original title Length Notes
1970 The Bread and Alley Nān o Kūcheh 10 minutes Short (debut) featuring a school boy facing an aggressive dog
1972 Breaktime Zang-e Tafrih 11 minutes Short
1973 The Experience Tajrobeh 60 minutes Written with Amir Naderi
1974 The Traveler Mosafer 70 minutes Realism and complexity versus simplicity
1975 So Can I Man ham Mitounam 3 minutes Short
Two Solutions for One Problem Do Rahehal Baraye yek Masaleh 4 minutes Short
1976 Colors Rang-ha 15 minutes Short
A Wedding Suit Lebasi Baraye Arossi 57 minutes Themes of teenage conflict
1977 How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting Az Oghat-e Faraghat-e Khod Chegouneh Estefadeh Konim: naghashi 7 minutes Short
The Report Gozaresh 112 minutes Kiarostami's first full-length film, featuring Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Tribute to the Teachers Bozorgdasht-e Moalemha 20 minutes Short
1978 Solution Rah-e Hal 11 minutes 55 Short
1979 First Case, Second Case Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Aval, Ghazieh-e Shekl-e Dovom 53 minutes
1980 Toothache Dandan Dard 26 minutes Short
1981 Orderly or Disorderly Be Tartib Ya Bedun-e Tartib 15 minutes Short
1982 The Chorus Hamsarayan 17 minutes Short
1983 Fellow Citizen Hamshahri 52 minutes Documentary
1984 First Graders Avaliha 84 minutes Documentary
1987 Where Is My Friend's House? Khane-ye doust kodjast? 83 minutes Award win at the Locarno International Film Festival
The Key Kelid 85 minutes Screenwriter and editor only
1989 Homework Mashgh-e Shab 86 minutes
1990 Close-up Nema-ye Nazdik 100 minutes In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, it was voted by critics onto "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time" list.
1992 Life, and Nothing More... Zendegi va digar hich 95 minutes Fiction/documentary
1993 Journey to the Land
of the Traveller
Safari be Diare Mosafer Producer only. Directed by his son Bahman Kiarostami
1994 Through the Olive Trees Zire darakhatan zeyton 103 minutes Last in the Koker trilogy set around the Tehran earthquake
The Journey Safar 84 minutes Screenwriter only. Directed by Ali-Reza Raisian
1995 The White Balloon Badkonake sefid 85 minutes Screenwriter only. Directed by Jafar Panahi
A propos de Nice, la suite Segment Reperages, codirected with Parviz Kimiavi
Lumiere and Company Segment Dinner for One
1997 The Birth of Light Short
Taste of Cherry Ta'm-e gilass 95 minutes Starring Homayon Ershadi. Won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
1999 The Wind Will Carry Us Bād mā rā khāhad bord 118 minutes Golden Lion nomination at Venice
Willow and Wind Screenwriter only.
2001 ABC Africa 84 minutes Documentary that was taped in Kampala, Uganda on behalf of the UN
2002 Ten Dah 89 minutes Taped using a dashboard video camera
Made $105,656 on US release
The Deserted Station Story only
2003 Crimson Gold Talaye Sorkh Screenwriter only. Directed by Jafar Panahi
Five Panj 74 minutes
Ten Minutes Older Not included in Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet or Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
2004 10 on Ten 88 minutes Documentary
2005 Tickets 109 minutes Middle section. Directed with Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi
The Roads of Kiarostami 32 minutes Documentary short
2006 Rug 6 minutes Short
2007 Kojast jaye residan Documentary short
To Each His Own Cinema 100 minutes Segment Where Is My Romeo?
2008 Shirin 90 minutes
2010 Certified Copy Copie conforme 106 minutes Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress Award at Cannes.
No 8 minutes Short
2012 Like Someone in Love ライク・サムワン・イン・ラブ 109 minutes Japanese film starring Rin Takanashi.
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded 1 minute Untitled segment, which gives tribute to the Lumière brothers' L'Arroseur Arrosé
2016 Take Me Home 16 minutes Short
2017 24 Frames 114 minutes Posthumously released

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