Abbas Kiarostami: A Report

Writer/Director/Producer: Bahman Maghsoudlou
Editor: Abbas Ahmadi Motlagh, Ghasem Ebrahimian, Lillie Zuck
Camera: Mohammad Abdi, Jean Francois Chevalier, Kambiz Kooshan Bahram Molaie, Bahman Maghsoudlou, Seifollah Samadian, Bahman Soltani
Still: Hamideh Sharifraad
Poster: Ali Bagheri
With: Kourosh Afsharpanah, Aydin Aghdashlou, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Godfrey Cheshire, Hagir Daryoush, Pierre Henry Deleau, Jean-Michel Frodon, Farrokh Ghaffary, Fereydoun Hoveyda, Richard Pena, Andrew Sarris, Martin Scorsese, Yousef Shahab, Sheila Whitaker, Alireza Zarindast, and Abbas Kiarostami
Executive Producer: Behzad Maghsoudlou, Bijan Maghsoudlou Bahman Maghsoudlou
Iran/USA, Color and B/W, 88 Minutes, Farsi & English with English subtitles International Film & Video Center, Copyright, 2013

Synopsis: An analysis of the style and vision of Abbas Kiarostami, the world’s most iconic Iranian filmmaker, through the lens of his earliest work, including his first short film (Bread & Alley, 1970) and, particularly, his first feature, The Report. This early example of Kiarostami’s work gives insight into his poetic, humanistic tendencies, combining allegorical storytelling with a documentary, neo-realist sensibility, and often exploring the very nature of film as fiction, that have pervaded his work ever since, including such recent international sensations as A Taste of Cherry and Certified Copy. Exclusive interviews with film critics, historians and scholars (including the late great Andrew Sarris) and those directly involved in the making of The Report provide a look at how the career of this master independent auteur began and was shaped.


• The World Film Festival, Montreal, 2013
• So Much to Teach Us: Kiarostami Films Iran, with 8 films By Kiarostami,
• The Indiana University Cinema, 2014


London, screening of Abbas Kiarostami: A Report, June 20, 2014

Amir Taheri, “A Report”: A Study of Abbas Kiarostami’s Cinema

Iranwire, Parviz Jahed

مستند، برگ اول دفتر سینماست: روزآنلاین

نگاهی به مستند “عباس کیارستمی – یک گزارش” ـــ  گزارشی از”گزارش”….

چهارده فیلم، یازده فیلم‌ساز، چهارده چهره: روزآنلاین

نمایش فیلم “عباس کیارستمی: یک گزارش”  در کانون ایران با حضور بهمن مقصودلو | کیهان آنلاین (لندن)

عمل تسجيلي يحلل أعمال السينمائي الإيراني كياروستامي (Asharq Al-Awsat)

See: Press/Blurb

Recent Events

Dr. Bahman Maghsoudloo at the Iran Center London: Kiarostami, a report

دکتر بهمن مقصودلو در کانون ایران لندن: کیارستمی، یک گزارش

Ardeshir Mohasses, Rebellious Artist—Paris

Ardeshir Mohasses, Rebellious Artist—Paris

Ardeshir Mohasses, Rebellious Artist — Toronto

Ardeshir Mohasses, Rebellious Artist — Toronto

Los Angeles Film Center: Iran Droudy

کانون فیلم لس آنجلس: ایران درّودی


Moscow Film Festival—2002

Moscow Film Festival—2002

St. Pertersburg Festival — 2000: Jury Member

St. Pertersburg Festival — 2000: Jury Member

Cairo Film Festival—1999: Surviving Paradise

Cairo Film Festival—1999: Surviving Paradise

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival—1999: Life in Fog

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival—1999: Life in Fog

Locarno Film Festival—1996: Seven Servants

Locarno Film Festival—1996: Seven Servants

Pesaro Film Festival—1990

Pesaro Film Festival—1990


Abbas Kiarostami — A Report (Trailer)

Abbas Kiarostami — A Report (Trailer)

Bahram Beyzai playwright

Bahram Beyzaie: A Mosaic of Metaphors

Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist

Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist

Razor's Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses (Trailer)

Razor’s Edge: the Legacy of Iranian Actresses — Official Trailer