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Kiarostami Masghoul-e Kar Ast

Kiarostami Masghoul-e Kar Ast

Original name: Kiarostami Masghoul-e Kar Ast
English name: Kiarostami at Work
Year: 2023
Run time: 76 Min
Language: French, Persian, English, Italian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour, Black and White
Country: Iran
Director: Seifollah Samadian
Producer: Seifollah Samadian
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Martin Scorsese, Gilles Jacob, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Geoff Andrew, Ahmad Kiarostami
Cinematographer: Seifollah Samadian, Hamideh Razavi, Bahman Kiarostami
Editor: Seifollah Samadian
Sound Designer: Mohammad Reza-Delpak
Production Company: Tassvir Film Center
World Sales: Dreamlabs


  • Cyrus FF 2023
  • Iranian FF Australia 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 76 mins and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami (Documentary)
  • 2006 Once Upon a Time in Marrakech (Documentary)

Director’s Biography:

Seifollah Samadian

Seifollah Samadian was born in Iran in 1954, started his photographic career in 1968 and his documentary film making in 1978. He has been both publisher and editor-in–chief of TASSVIR (Image) Magazine since 1991 and founded Tassvir Film Festival & Tassvir Film Center in 2003. Samadian has worked in close collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami as the cameraman of 'A.B.C Africa', 'Five' and 'Roads of Kiarostami'

His documentary, '76 minutes & 15 Seconds with Abbas Kisrostami' (2016), has been selected and screened at the Venice Film Festival and at over hundred festivals and cultural centres.


'Kiarostami at Work' is a documentary showcasing Abbas Kiarostami's boundless passion for work and creativity. The film features images captured by Seifollah Samadian during their thirty years of friendship and travels together, including behind-the-scenes footage of 'Shirin', 'Certified Copy' by the late Hamideh Razavi, and 'Taste of Cherry' by Bahman Kiarostami. Juliette Binoche, Martin Scorsese, and some others have shared insights into Kiarostami's creative works. Throughout more than five decades of his life, Kiarostami engaged in diverse artistic pursuits, from cinema to poetry, making him a symbol of honour for the word 'work'.