Close-Upکلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک

19901 h 38 min

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.

Title Close-Up
Director Abbas Kiarostami
Release Date 9 May 1990
Country  Iran
Runtime 1 h 38 min
Movie Media
Movie Status
Movie Rating Excellent
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My Opinion : This is perhaps one of the most thought provoking and interesting films I have ever had the joys of seeing in the last ten years. There is no beautiful camerawork, its handheld, on the budget, cheap, the sound isn’t great, the narrative is very much boring in the first 20 minutes, but the content is so philosophically poignant. So touching on the hypocrisy of human nature, how we all want to pretend, to be someone of worth, and it speaks volumes. Its a film that truly touched me but it relies purely on the content given, and perhaps it does not necessarily need the aesthetics the camera work but, that also means it builds no tone, no mood, nothing similar to that apart from the flawless masterpiece that are those final thirty minutes. This is cinema, this film is a film that must absolutely be studied by many ongoing filmmakers, so they may understand what cinema is truly about. Though this is very much subjective, and up for interpretation, I personally believe that Close Up, is one of the most interesting, thought provoking documentary/films out there, up in the leagues of The Act Of Killing and Shoah.  9.1/10