Tehran’s Golestan Gallery is hosting a collection of rarely-seen paintings by legendary filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami until 20 November. “Over 30 paintings mainly done in the years between 1980 and 2000 have been borrowed from private collectors to showcase during the exhibit,” Golestan Gallery owner Lili Golestan said in a press release. “Holding an exhibition of paintings by Kiarostami was discussed several times before his death, but Kiarostami always said that he has only a few paintings at home and does not have enough time to do more,” Golestan said. Kiarostami, the acclaimed 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. He was a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran.