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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
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Asian Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada
film festivals Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Antalya International Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Doclisboa International Film Festival, Portugal
film festivals São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Short Pastua International Film Festival
film festivals Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Japan
film festivals Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA), Australia
film festivals Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF), Albania
film festivals Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India
film festivals Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
film festivals Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina
film festivals International Film Festival of India (IFFI), India
film festivals Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
film festivals Festival on Wheels, Ankara, Turkey
film festivals Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), Indonesia
film festivals Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgia
film festivals Cinema Europe International Film Festival in Bologna, Italy
film festivals Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Kino Saurus International Film Festival, Indonesia
film festivals Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
film festivals Atlantidoc - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental del Uruguay, Uruguay
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), India
film festivals Sofia Middle East & North Africa Region Film Festival, Bulgaria
film festivals Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Boston Festival of Films from Iran, USA
film festivals Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Festival of Iranian Films in Skopje, Macedonia
film festivals Edinburgh Iranian Festival, UK
film festivals Festival of Iranian Films in Chicago, USA
film festivals Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia
film festivals Iranian Film Festival, Washington DC, USA
film festivals Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
film festivals International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Spain
film festivals Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
film festivals International Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Hong Kong
film festivals UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, USA
film awards
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