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RIP Abbas Kiarostami: The Film World Mourns The Loss Of An Icon

The Iranian filmmaker has passed away at the age of 76.

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

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

The film world is in mourning today as the news of Abbas Kiarostami’s passing continues to send shockwaves through the industry. The Iranian filmmaker earned the Palme d’Or in 1997 for “Taste of Cherry,” and his acclaimed filmography includes titles like “Close-Up” and “Certified Copy,” the latter of which was recently included on our list of the best films of the 21st century.

READ MORE:  Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d’Or-Winning Director Of ‘Taste Of Cherry’ And ‘Certified Copy,’ Dies At 76

While numerous tributes are certainly going to begin appearing on the Internet over the next couple days, the film world instantly began reflecting on Kiarostami’s iconic career via Twitter. We’ve rounded up some of the most heartwarming remembrances below from filmmakers and film writers, and we’ll continue to update as more of the community remembers the legendary director.

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