76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami

Director: Seifollah Samadian
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Selected at over 40 international film festivals
The shots of this documentary are selected out of hundreds of hours of footages, filmed during 25 years of friendship, inside and outside Iran on various occasions: film festivals, photo exhibitions, photography sessions, artistic events, workshops and some unique moments of his daily life.
76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami Poster
2016/ Iran76 min/ Documentary, Biography
Original Title
76 Daghighe va 15 Sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami
The documentary traces the life of the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami who passed away in Paris in 2016 at the age of 76 years and 15 days. Director Seifollah Samadian shares 76 minutes and 15 seconds of undiscovered moments of his friend Abbas Kiarostami’s life and work. This is a portrait of an artist, whose exceptional approach to art and life defined him as one of the most ardent admirers of life itself.
Abbas Kiarostami
Juliette Binoche
Masoud Kimiai
Jafar Panahi
Screenwriter: Seifollah Samadian
DOP: Seifollah Samadian
Editor: Seifollah Samadian
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Production Company(ies)
Tassvir Film Center
Seifollah Samadian
film festivals
Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Asian Film Festival, Italy
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Antalya International Film Festival, Turkey
Doclisboa International Film Festival, Portugal
São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Short Pastua International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Japan
Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA), Australia
Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF), Albania
Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina
International Film Festival of India (IFFI), India
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Festival on Wheels, Ankara, Turkey
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), Indonesia
Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgia
Cinema Europe International Film Festival in Bologna, Italy
Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
Kino Saurus International Film Festival, Indonesia
Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
Atlantidoc - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental del Uruguay, Uruguay
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), India
Sofia Middle East & North Africa Region Film Festival, Bulgaria
Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival, Egypt
Boston Festival of Films from Iran, USA
Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden
Festival of Iranian Films in Skopje, Macedonia
Edinburgh Iranian Festival, UK
Festival of Iranian Films in Chicago, USA
Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia
Iranian Film Festival, Washington DC, USA
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Spain
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
International Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey
Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Hong Kong
UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, USA
film awards
Best Documentary Award at the Iranian Film Festival, UK
Special Mention at the Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival, Egypt
“Joyfully moving and as modern in approach as Kiarostami himself.” Deborah Young - The Hollywood Reporter

“Touching, light-fingered…” Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune