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Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Year: 1990

Runtime: 98 minutes

Black & White / Mono

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‚ one of Kiarostami's most radical, brilliant works‚ has resonated with viewers around the world.

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