CLOSE-UP (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)

Captivating, fascinating, warm-hearted, Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) staked out the claim, made for him by critics, filmgoers and such fellow filmmakers as Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean-Luc Godard, that Iran’s Abbas Kiarostami is the premier filmmaker currently at work in the world today. The film, in Farsi, mixes pure documentary and documentary reenactments. On a city bus […]