The Cinematheque hosts major retrospective on the work of Abbas Kiarostami

Series continues through December with the majority of films screening in new restorations

“Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami,” says Jean-Luc Godard.

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Over the next three months The Cinematheque in Vancouver will feature almost all of the late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s output in a major retrospective of his work. And Life Goes On: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami will include rare showings of his earliest films made at Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where Kiarostami started working in 1970 and founded the film department. Kiarostami went on to make a series of breakthrough features in Iran mixing documentary and fiction and in later years ventured into international cinema. The majority of films in the retrospective will screen in new restorations. For a complete schedule visit

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