Kiarostami returns to Iran

Cannes 2010 - Abbas Kiarostami will follow up Certified Copy , his first feature shot outside Iran, with a return to his homeland.

The Palme d'Or winning helmer is prepping for Father and Son , a drama based around an idea he has had in mind "for several years".

Cannes 2010

Kiarostami remained tight-lipped on any plot details, except to say that the film "does not have a narrative structure" as such, and will star Hamed Behdad ( No One Knows About Persisn Cats ).

Father and Son is due to begin filming in September.

Kiarostami's latest, Certified Copy , starring Juliette Binoche and William Shimmel, plays in competition at Cannes this year.

Are you pleased to see Kiarostami heading back to familiar territory?