Ever since the news of one of Iran's most celebrated filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami's death broke out, tributes are being paid from all over. The filmmaker was hugely respected and revered for his unique style of cinema that put Iran's film industry on the map.
Many well-known figures took to social media to mourn his death and appreciate his commendable work.
'Where's the Friend's Home' is one of the greatest films ever made: RIP Abbas Kiarostami https://t.co/t3YmS4mGVm— Amitav Ghosh (@GhoshAmitav) July 5, 2016
One of the greats of our time. #AbbasKiarostami— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 5, 2016
Rest in peace and beauty and complexity you brought to the world with your unforgettable cinema, Abbas kiarostami 🙏🏾 https://t.co/K5mKiH4Coi— Mira Nair (@MiraPagliNair) July 5, 2016
So long, Abbas Kiarostami.The wind will carry us,A wing will carry you. pic.twitter.com/n91pg37BLJ— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) July 5, 2016
Terrible time, terrible news: Abbas Kiarostami—epochal form-creator, symbolist, ironist—did that rare thing:identified a place with a style.— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) July 4, 2016
Abbas Kiarostami: The most original filmmaker I've ever met. pic.twitter.com/az7fnQbAPY— mark cousins (@markcousinsfilm) July 4, 2016
All hail Abbas Kiarostami: "My way of expression is full of complications & mystery because that's my perception of life."— Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) July 4, 2016
Abbas Kiarostami was a miracle-worker disguised as a close-up magician. The tricks were intimate, the magic real. See everything he's made.— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) July 4, 2016