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Original Title: کلوزآپ / Kloze ap, nemay-e nazdik
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 98 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
FIPRESCI PRIZE Istanbul International Film Festival 1992
This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—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. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, Close-Up—one of Kiarostami’s most radical, brilliant works—has resonated with viewers around the world. (Text by Criterion Collection)
This screening is part of 6 Films by Abbas Kiarostami. For the full programme, please click here.
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