Close-Up

98 mins.
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
NR
Persian and Azerbaijani with subtitles
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Tue, 2/13

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami 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.

Presented in collaboration with Amherst College. Introduction by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in the Humanities, Latin American, and Latino Cultures, Amherst College, and author of I Love My Selfie.