Browning Cinema

Close-Up (1990)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Close-Up (1990) Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics Documentary: Fact or Fiction?
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
With Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah
Not Rated, 100 minutes, 35mm
In Persian with English subtitles.

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-Up may be 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.

Free for ND, SMC, HC, and IUSB students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Documentary Film.


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