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 denfenseless against the extraordinary power of its final scenes, which are as 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" (winner of Golden Palm for best film, Cannes Film Festival) and "The Wind Will Carry Us."
Original Languages: Farsi
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 90 min.