Original Title: کلوزآپ / Kloze ap, nemay-e nazdik
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 98 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE
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.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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