The special award was presented to Kiarostami posthumously by the organizers of the 14th edition of the Eurasia Film Festival in Astana, Kazakhstan in July 2018 to honor his remarkable vision as a pioneer of the Iranian New Wave.

The award is on display along with Kiarostami’s the most prestigious award, Palme d’Or for Best Film, which was awarded to him for Taste of Cherry at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival in 1997.

Kiarostami, the director of a number of world-renowned Iranian movies such as Where Is the Friend’s House?, Life and Nothing More, Under the Olive Trees and The Wind Will Carry Us, died of cancer on July 5, 2016 at the age of 76.

Source: Tehran Times