32.871 audience members during 26th edition


Honorary Golden Rickshaw
(granted by Town of Vesoul and the Communauté d'agglomération de Vesoul)

to M. Jay Jeon (festival director; Korea) for his career.



Abbas Kiarostami: his contribution to Iranian Cinema and the world


Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has died in France at age 76, far from the lands which he said “essential” to his heart. His works influenced very much at least two generations of Iranian filmmakers. 

Mostly ignored by his compatriots for being too experimental and minimalists, he still rose to unequalled international fame. A fame, which made many people feel jealous about him. 

The Golden Palm for his 1997’s TASTE OF CHERRY is a good reminder he certainly brought back more trophies and glory to Iran, than any national soccer club of his country.

He thought that worldwide exposed countries would be much safer from attacks than the non-exposed. He quoted Iraq as an example, arguing that if there were so many non-relayed bombings, it was because so few people actually knew anything about that country. He added: “It is impossible to ignore Iranian community, since everybody knows about the people thanks to our Cinema”. 


Attendance close to 33.000 audience members during 25th edition


Honorary Golden Rickshaw
(granted by Town of Vesoul and the Communauté d'agglomération de Vesoul)

to Mr. Eric Khoo(director, Singapore) pour his film career.



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