The internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the last thirty years, and CLOSE-UP is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a real-life sensational event — a young man arrested on charges that he impersonated filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf — as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and life itself. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, CLOSE-UP continues to resonate with viewers around the world. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR Abbas Kiarostami; PROD Ali Reza Zarrin. Iran, 1990, color, 98 min. In Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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