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Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1990)

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  • Note: Showtime is 4:15PM. Running Time is 98 minutes. Tickets are available online here ($10). Event is *tentatively* unhosted. Please RSVP "Yes" if interested.


    Far too many important artists passed on in 2016, including the radical, brilliant Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. As we look forward to a brighter 2017, we conclude our film program for the year with a special screening of his masterpiece, Close-up. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man for fraudulently impersonating a well-known filmmaker —as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.

    Voted in 2012 Sight & Sound poll onto The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list (#42)

    Synopsis: The film tells the story of the real-life trial of a man who impersonated film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, conning a family into believing they would star in his new film.

    Trailer (no english sub):

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