The awards, many of which are from world-renowned festivals, have been lent to the museum from the Kiarostami Foundation, according to IRNA.

The Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Festival, the Grand Prix at the Sao Paulo Festival, the French Memorial Medal, the Roberto Rossellini Prize, the Buenos Aires, and San Francisco Festival Awards, the British Film Institute Medal, the Sorbonne University Medal are among the recently added awards.

In 2019, Kiarostami’s last international award was donated by his son, Bahman, to the museum.

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.

Kiarostami’s most prestigious award, Palme d’Or for Best Film, which was awarded to him for ‘A Taste of Cherry’ at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival in 1997 had been donated to the museum previously.

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: Iran Daily