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Close-Up

Posted by Web Manager on February 22, 2009

Abbas Korastami 1990

No that’s not Ahmadinejad.  It’s Hossein (Ali) Sabizan, a real person (not an actor) (but quite an actor) who impersonated the well known Iranian filmmaker Moshen Makhmalbaf and was put on trial for fraud. Korastami heard about the case, filmed the trial, and convinced all those involved to help him make a movie about Sabizan’s strange case. CLOSE-UP is widely regarded as a masterpiece, and for good reason. With playful flair, Korastami uses Sabizan’s story to get at the root of eternal questions about where life and art converge.

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