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Indian Celebs Pay Tribute to 'Cinematic Genius' Abbas Kiarostami on Twitter

A Palme d'Or winning filmmaker, Kiarostami, died in Paris. He had been receiving treatment for gastrointestinal cancer and had travelled to France for a series of operations.

  | July 05, 2016 21:45 IST (New Delhi)
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Highlights

  • Mira Nair, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Midhra condoled his death on Twitter
  • Rahul Bose, Nandita Das also expressed their sadness
  • Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami died at the age of 76 in France
Indian filmmakers like Mira Nair, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra and actors Rahul Bose, Nandita Das and Prosenjit Chatterjee among others on Tuesday paid a heartfelt tribute to Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who died at the age of 76.
A Palme d'Or winning filmmaker, Kiarostami, died in Paris. He had been receiving treatment for gastrointestinal cancer and had travelled to France for a series of operations.
Often applying a non-narrative and experimental approach, the poetic and highly visual filmmaker was revered by cineastes around the world.
Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Mira Nair tweeted:
 
Oscar winning sound musician Resul Pookutty shared this:
 
Born in Tehran, Kiarostami started the film department at Kanun, Iran's Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. He made his first film, Bread and Alley while running the institute.
He first made an impression outside his home country with the Koker trilogy including Where is the Friend's Home?, Life, and Nothing More... and Through the Olive Trees. He also wrote and produced Jafar Panahi's directing debut The White Balloon. Taste of Cherry was his seventh feature and shared the Cannes prize with Shohei Imamura's The Eel.
India's National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said:
 
Filmmakers Hansal Mehta, Sudhir Mishra and Neeraj Ghaywan also expressed their condolences.
 
 
 
Actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rahul Bose and Nandita Das also mourned the filmmaker's death.
 
 
 
 
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

 
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