Close-Up

  • institute of contemporary arts london

IN MEMORY OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: CLOSE-UP

Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 1990, 94mins

A brilliant exploration of the power of cinema, Close-Up reconstructs the true story of a cinephile’s attempt to become a filmmaker he admires. Hossein Sabzian introduces himself as celebrated Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and, under the pretext of working on a film project, enters the private life of a well-to-do Tehran family and eventually faces fraud charges. The film blends documentary and fiction within a sublime, sharp cinematic language frame by featuring the actual people involved while constantly playing with fictional film form. Close-Up is widely considered to be Kiarostami’s masterpiece.

JULY 10TH, 14:30, ICA LONDON

 
June 25
Western