Close-Up, introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh

February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Please join us for a special screening of Abbas Kiarostami's film Close-Up, introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Center.

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the last thirty years, and Close-Up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a real-life sensational event - a young man arrested on charges that he fraudulently impersonated well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf - as the basis for a stunning, multi-layered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and life itself. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran 1990, 1h 37 min, in Persian with English Subtitles

This screening is part of the series "Sunday Classics: From Turkey to Japan," co-presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the ArtsSilk Screen Film Festival, and the University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies Program.