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Palme d'Or winner: Abbas Kiarostami

When Abbas Kiarostami's Taste Of Cherry shared the Palme d'Or with Shohei Imamura's The Eel at the 50th Cannes Film Festival in 1997, the Iranian auteur was no stranger to Cannes. Life And Nothing More had won the Un Certain Regard award in 1992; Through The Olive Trees screened in Competition in 1994; and Jafar Panahi's The White Balloon, which Kiarostami wrote, won the Camera d'Or in 1995. The Palme d'Or established Kiarostami internationally as the ...

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