TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: CLOSE-UP (35mm)
August 03 only
Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. 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 has resonated with viewers around the world.
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 1990. 98 min. 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films.
Part of TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI.
Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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