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, multi-layered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence. In this, the real people from the case play themselves.
Date: 21 November
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah
Running time: 98 mins