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Genres: Drama
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Plot Synopsis: Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, Ten) 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 on charges that he fraudulently impersonated 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 continues to resonate with viewers around the world.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: June 22nd, 2010
    Movie Release Year: 1990
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:98 Minutes
    Specs:BD-50 Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Farsi: Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Audio commentary by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, authors of Abbas Kiarostami
    The Traveler, a notable early feature by director Abbas Kiarostami
    "Close-up" Long Shot, a forty-five-minute documentary on Close-up's central figure, Hossein Sabzian, five years after Kiarostami's film
    A Walk with Kiarostami (2003), a thirty-two minute documentary portrait of the director by Iranian film professor Jamsheed Akram
    New video interview with Kiarostami
    A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Godfrey Cheshire