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New Restorations: Close-Up

Tue, Mar 3 / 7 pm
Wed, Mar 4 / 9:15 pm
Thu, Mar 12 / 9:30 pm
Sun, Mar 15 / 3 pm
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
1990, Iran, 98 min, 4K Restoration
Persian & Azerbaijani 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 is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man for impersonating the filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the participants in the case play themselves.

Looking Backwards // Moving Forwards is our ongoing series shining a light on the important work being done to preserve and promote the history of film via new digital restorations. Generously Sponsored by IATSE 856. 

Reviews

Close-Up was a landmark film in Iranian cinema, because it broke away from the gentle neo-realism that had previously been the hallmark of Iranian films... a bracing piece of work...almost Hitchcockian in its tension.
- Noel Murray AV Club
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