Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will give a masterclass at the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias –FICCI.


Cartagena’s festival, which runs March 13-19, will also feature a retrospective of his work.

His films to be screened include Taste of Cherry (1997); The Wind Will Carry Us (1999); Shirín (2008); Ten (2002); Ten by Ten (2004); Certified Copy (2010); Close Up (1990); Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987); Life Goes on (1992) and Through the Olive Trees (1994).

These screenings will make his work better known to the Colombian public; his films have never been shown commercially in Colombia before.

His visit to Cartagena is sponsored by the University of Magdalena and made possible thanks to producer Blackfactory Cinema in alliance with Medio de Contención Productions, companies that will organize the workshop “Filming in Colombia with Abbas Kiarostami” in Bogotá from March 3-12 at the Centro ÁTICO of the Universidad Javeriana of Bogota.