Mourners carry the coffin of Abbas Kiarostami on July 10 in the Iranian capital ahead of his funeral in the town of Lavasan. Photo: AFP

Iran bids farewell to film director Abbas Kiarostami, darling of world cinema

The filmmaker, whose movies were rarely shown in Iranian cinemas or on television, received posthumous recognition from the Islamic republic for helping introduce Iranian culture to the world

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Mourners carry the coffin of Abbas Kiarostami on July 10 in the Iranian capital ahead of his funeral in the town of Lavasan. Photo: AFP
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