Original name: (Kiarostami at Work / کیارستمی مشغول کار است)
Documentary, Iran, 2023, 76 min.
Director: Seifollah Samadian
Producer: Seifollah Samadian
‘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’.
Seifollah Samadian was born in Iran in 1954, starting 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 centers.
- *Premiere Status: Australian Premiere