Second Anniversary of the Demise of Abbas Kiarostami – Rome


On 9 July 2018, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the sad demise of Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), the well-known and highly celebrated Iranian film director, an event entitled “Bukhara Night” was held at Palazzo Merulana Cultural Center in Rome, Italy. The event was organized jointly by the Bukhara Magazine, Italian-Iranian Alphabet Cultural Association, Spinoza University, and the Studies Association for Persian-speaking Communities. In a video message to the ceremony, Ali Dehbashi, manager and editor-in-chief of Bukhara, described Kiarostami as an “artist who was, more than being a great filmmaker, a human being who had accomplished the art of seeing, seeing right. ‘A number of Italian and Iranian artists, who had been familiar with the late Kiarostami’s work or had worked with him, spoke at the event and shared their memories and impressions with the audience. The “Bukhara Night” ceremony ended with the screening of two documentaries; “Take Me Home”, a short movie by Kiarostami, and “76 Minutes and Fifty Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami”, directed by Seyfollah Samadian.


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