August 13 - August 15, 2010
Close-Up by Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, 1990, 102 min.). Internationally renowned, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the last 30 years. One of his most radical films yet, this fiction-documentary hybrid uses a real events—a young man arrested on charges of impersonating filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for this stunning, multi-layered investigation of 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. Description adapted from Janus Films. This is a newly restored 35mm print!