Trailer
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Close-Up

Runtime
1hr 38mins
Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami
Featuring
Hossain Sabzian,
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
Abolfazl Ahankhah
Film Language
In Persian and Azerbaijani with English Subtitles
Body

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.  - The Criterion Collection

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