Abbas Kiarostami

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

Abbas Kiarostami was an important Iranian film director who passed in July 2016. Therefore this year the IFFI dedicates a hommage to Kiarostami in showing three of his masterpieces: “Through the Olive Trees”, “Life, and Nothing More” and “Certified Copy”.


Hossein, who had proposed marriage to Tahereh but was rejected because he has no house, gains new hope after an earthquake that destroys all houses. Now he thinks to have good chances to marry her. The film within the film has a happy ending. But for Hossein and Tahereh the shooting is a very hard job: They have to act their own real story and their real life ending is still incalculable.

Iran 1994, Regie: Abbas Kiarostami, 103 min, 35mm, Frabe, OF mit dt. UT