EghtesadOnline: Iran's representative office at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) opened a memorial book for signature to honour Kiatostami.
All real and legal identities in Paris would put a note to honour memory of the internationally-acclaimed Iranian film maker, IRNA reports.
The book is open for signature of those who lament death of the great philosopher Abbas Kiarostami from July 7-11.
Kiarostami was among award winners of UNESCO.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova paid tribute to the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, author of a vast work and winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival in 1997.
Kiarostami presented his films at UNESCO, notably Taste of Cherry, and contributed to the UNESCO career on many occasions.
'World cinema has lost one of its greatest artists, an outstanding driver of the Iranian film revival, the inventor of a unique genre of deeply personal road movies. Kiarostami explored the essence of Iranian culture and society to share universal stories. Drawing on an absolute formal excellence, through the constant questioning of the meaning of beings and things, in a both simple and profound manner, he will continue to influence generations of filmmakers and film lovers in search for humanism and poetry, in Iran and across the whole world,” Irina Bokova said.
World media gave a full coverage of Kiarostami's death and many of them believe that he was beyond borders and did not belong to a very specific geographical place.
An active film-maker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in over 40 films, including short films and documentaries.
He died at the age of 76. His body has been flown home from Paris.
Funeral procession will be held tomorrow from the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and the Young Adults.