Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Part of the event In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema

Screening introduced by critic Godfrey Cheshire, author of the book In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema. Your purchase of a book comes with a free ticket to the following screening of ABOUT ELLY at 9:00pm. Buy book here! Book purchasers will be put on a list for the ABOUT ELLY screening and can pick up their ticket for the screening day of.

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.

Previously screened as part of Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective, Fri Jul 26 through Thu Aug 15. 

  • Country Iran
  • Language In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles.
  • Year 1990
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Distributor Janus
  • Director Abbas Kiarostami
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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