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EghtesadOnline: Head of Medical Council Organization Alireza Zali in a letter to his French counterpart Patrick Bouet urged him to send the medical dossier of the internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami to Iran, it was announced on Sunday.

Zali reiterated that the demise of the 76-year-old award-winning filmmaker has plunged the artistic circles and Iranians into grief, IRNA reports.

He added evaluating the aspects of the death of the Iranian artist is considered as a grave concern of Iran's Medical Council Organization. 

He said the Medical Council Organization had established an expert group for evaluating the medical dossier of Kiarostami in Iran. 

Kiarostami passed away in France on July 4, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer.

A few days after leaving Tehran, he succumbed to a stroke in Paris on Monday (July 4).

Death of Kiarostami shocked friends and people of cinema both inside and outside Iran.

His film The Wind Will Carry Us won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice film festival in 1999.

He was the only Iranian filmmaker who won the Palme D'Or, the top prize at Cannes, with his 1997 film Taste of Cherry, a film to appreciate life in a delicate way based on Iranian values.

In addition to be a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer, Kiarostami was also a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer who had a reputation for his “poetic cinema.”

In his late years, Kiarostami started to travel the world, making 'Certified Copy' in Italy and 'Like Someone in Love' in Japan.

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