Close-Up

Close-Up

Synopsis

A brilliant exploration of the power of movies, Close-Up reconstructs the true story of a cinephile's attempt to become a filmmaker he admires. Hossein Sabzian introduces himself as celebrated Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and, under the pretext of working on a film project, enters the private life of a well-to-do Teheran family and eventually faces fraud charges. The film blends documentary and drama by featuring the actual people involved and has a final scene that is described by Geoff Andrew as "one of the sharpest, funniest deconstructions of film from ever shot.”

Special Features

The Opening Day Of Close-Up (Nanni Moretti, 1996, 7 mins)