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Close-Up (1990)
Starring: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah
Director: Abbas Kiarostami, Mohnsen Makhmalbaf
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign
Studio: Facets Video
100 mins



"Brilliant!"-The New York Times

A brilliant exploration of the power of movies, Close-Up reconstructs a cinephile's attempt to literally become a filmmaker he admires."The film so subtly transmutes our normal sense of what movies can do," Godfrey Cheshire writes in The New York Press, "that we are ultimately left defenseless against the extraordinary power of its final scenes, which are transcendent - and as shrewd - as anything in cinema."

Abbas Kiarostami is one of the most revered filmmakers in the world.The other films he has directed include Taste of Cherry Pie (Palme D'Or, Cannes Film Festival).