Loading...
 

News

An Obituary for Abbas Kiarostami

Aditya Thursday July 7, 2016
Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami

 

NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema, offers its deepest condolences to the Iranian film community on the loss of one of Asia's giant cinematic visionaries. The outpouring of grief outside the Iranian borders at this loss has been overwhelming and sincere – and we, NETPAC board and members, join you in mourning the loss of a great man. His intellect was big and, as we all know, went beyond film.  So much has been written about his films. We need not add more. Who did not admire his photography? Or love his Haiku?

Many of us at NETPAC also knew the man. And we all have our stories. Elegant, in the real sense of the word. Reserved, yes. Generous, also. In the extreme. He was always generous in his support of foreign film scholars and programmers. But more importantly, we all witnessed his support of new and indie filmmakers. And how many films carry a credit to his generous sharing of stories … We are all the richer for this.

Praise is easily given with the passing of a life. But in the case of Abbas Kiarostami, we all know the real loss to Iranian and world cinema. And our thoughts are with you. He will be forever  remembered – and forever missed. 

Obituary

Kim Ji-Seok

(1960 - 25th May 2017)


Kim Ji-seok, the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, died at age 57 on Thursday evening, May 18th (French local time), following a heart attack during his attendance at Cannes Film Festival, France. Born in 1960, Kim was a founding member of Busan International Film Festival from 1996 and was currently the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of the Festival. In undying efforts, contribution and devotion in discovery of Asian films, Kim led Busan International Film Festival to be the center of Asian cinema and one of world-class film festivals. Read More...

Upcoming Events

No records to display

Global Calendar

September 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
27 28 29 30 31 01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30