Head of Iranian House of Cinema has departed for Paris to organize transfer of Kiarostami’s body to his homeland.
Media sources speculated that Hojjatollah Ayoubi, head of Iran’s Cinema Organization would go to Paris to escort famous director’s body to Tehran. Mikarimi’s delegation to Paris includes Seifollah Samadian the photographer and documentary producer, and a close friend of Kiarostami. Their mission is to arrange affairs for immediate transfer of the popular director’s body to Tehran.
Abbas Kiarostami, 76, was suffering from gastrointestinal cancer and died Monday in a hospital in Paris.