Publishe Date: 10:16 PM - 12/16/2013 | Print

Abbas Kiarostami’s life story told in “An Unfinished Dialogue”

Culture - An Iranian author has recently completed a book entitled “An Unfinished Dialogue” about the life story of the celebrated filmmaker, photographer and poet Abbas Kiarostami.

“This book is outcome of my eight-hour dialogue with Abbas Kiarostami,” Mehdi Mozaffari Savoji told the Persian service of MNA on Monday.

“It mostly is about his life story and less about his career. It covers his life from his birth until almost the present time,” he added.

The title of the book refers to Mozaffari Savoji’s unfinished conversation with Kiarostami.

“Due to his business journeys, our conversation was left almost unfinished and the opportunity never came for me to complete the conversation,” Mozaffari Savoji stated.

“However, I derived a useful discussion from the eight-hour meeting,” he said.

Mozaffari Savoji described the book as comprehensive and added that the book is unique in its approach and method.

“We were very careful about the details in the conversation and talked about his interests and concerns,” he said.

He plans to give the final draft of the book to Kiarostami to obtain his approval for publication.

Mozaffari Savoji is the author of “Conversation with Najaf Darayabandari”, about the renowned Iranian translator and writer.

He has also published three poetry collections: “Night Knocks on the Glass”, “Colors and Shadows”, and “I Left my Shadow on the Wall”.

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