Remembering Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami poses during the photo call of his movie 'Shirin' at the Venice Film Festival.  Kiarostami, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died Monday, July 4, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment.
Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami poses during the photo call of his movie 'Shirin' at the Venice Film Festival. Kiarostami, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died Monday, July 4, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment. Domenico Stinellis / AP Photo
Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami poses during the photo call of his movie 'Shirin' at the Venice Film Festival.  Kiarostami, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died Monday, July 4, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment.
Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami poses during the photo call of his movie 'Shirin' at the Venice Film Festival. Kiarostami, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died Monday, July 4, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment. Domenico Stinellis / AP Photo

Remembering Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

We remember the Iranian film great Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away on July 4th at the age of 76. 

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik speaks with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, who's written about Kiarostami, and with Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, who was mentored by Kiarostami, about the legendary filmmakers life and work.