Close-up (Part of PMA Films' Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective)

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami 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 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 has resonated with viewers around the world.

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Run time: 98 minutes
Rated: NR
In Persian with English subtitles


Also from Abbas Kiarostami:

Screening December 12 and 15: Taste of Cherry


Show Times

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am
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$9 general admission
$7 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Konkel Family Welcome Center, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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