Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d’Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76

Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish

• Peter Bradshaw pays tribute to Kiarostami: a sophisticated, self-possessed master of cinematic poetry

Chantal Akerman: a director with a rare creative vision

From feminist films that stand her alongside film-makers such as Jean-Luc Godard to an enigmatic adaptation of Proust, the Belgian director’s rigour and brilliance survive a fascinating body of work

Chantal Akerman dies aged 65