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The Resource Close-up, Janus Films ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami based on a true story ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami, (videorecording)

Close-up, Janus Films ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami based on a true story ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami, (videorecording)

Label
Close-up
Title
Close-up
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami based on a true story ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Contributor
Screenwriter
Author
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • per
  • per
  • eng
  • per
Summary
Close-Up is the true story of Hossain Sabzian, a poor, underemployed, divorced, father of two. He is obsessed with the cinema. In 1989, Sabzian convinced the Ahankhah family that he was Iranian filmmaker Moshen Makhmalbaf (The Silence) and that he would cast them in his next film. Eventually, the family caught on to the ruse and contacted the authorities, leading to Sabzian's arrest. A journalist wrote a column about the incident that Kiarostami read. The director quickly put together a crew and set about to film the trial as well as restage previous events, but with a twist: Sabzian, the Ahankhahs, and the others involved played themselves. Thus, the film is an amalgamation of documentary and drama that questions the very nature and purpose of film, forces audiences to contemplate the basic experience of moviegoing, and in the process redefined how Iranian cinema saw itself
Member of
Cataloging source
CPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Cinematography, Ali Reza Zarrindast ; editor, Abbas Kiarostami ; music, Kambiz Roushanavan
  • The traveler: cinematography, Firuz Malekzadeh ; music, Kambiz Roshanravan. "Close-up" long shot: Cinematography, Farzin Khosrowshahi ; editor, Nasrollah Sheibani ; music, Shahrokh Khadjenouri. Abbas Kiarostami: editors, Anne Alvergue, Chris Ramey ; camera, Aziz El-Attar. A walk with Kiarostami: editor, Jamsheed Akrami ; camera, Donal Gilligan
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Persian with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.N39 2010
PerformerNote
  • Close-up: Hossain Sabzian, Hassan Farazmand, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Nir Mohseni Zanoozi, Ahmadreza Mohseni, Moshen Makhmalbaf
  • The traveler: Masud Zandbegleh, Hassan Darabi, Mostafa Tari, Hassan Arab. "Close-up" long shot: Hossein Sabzian, Fatemeh Sabzian, Nemat Ebadi, residents of the village of Yabr. Abbas Kiarostami: interviewer, Tarik Benbrahim. A walk with Kiarostami: interviewer, Jamsheed Akrami
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kiarostami, Abbas
  • Zarrin, Ali Reza
  • Sabzian, Hossain
  • Farazmand, Hassan
  • Ahankhah, Abolfazl
  • Ahankhah, Mehrdad
  • Zanoozi, Nir Mohseni
  • Mohseni, Ahmadreza
  • Makhmalbāf, Muḥsin
  • Rafie, Hassan
  • Mansouri, Moslem
  • Chokrollahi, Mahmoud
  • Clubb, Issa
  • Akrami, Jamsheed
  • Janus Films
  • Play Film (Firm)
  • Kānūn-i Parvarish-i Fikrī-i Kūdakān va Nawjavānān (Iran)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
98
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
519
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Impersonation
  • Deception
  • Mistaken identity
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Iran
  • Tehran (Iran)
Technique
live action
Label
Close-up, Janus Films ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami based on a true story ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an Iranian motion picture in 1990
  • Accompanying booklet includes essay by film critic Godfrey Cheshire
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([16] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one, Close-up:
  • Driving to Lavizan -- Outside the Ahankhah house -- Credits -- Captain Bashiri -- Mr. Ahankhah and family -- Jailhouse visit -- "Scene 1, shot 1, law courts, Nov. 9" -- Meeting on the bus -- Trial, continued -- Mr. Mohseni -- Journalist arrives -- "Is this your first offense?" -- Sabzian's mother -- Release -- Color bars
  • Special features: Commentary by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum [audio feature]
  • The traveler
  • based on a story by Hassan Rafie ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami ; Kanoon--Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
  • (b&w) (1974) (74 min.)
  • produced, directed by Jamsheed Akrami
  • (2003) (32 min.)
  • Disc two, Special features:
  • "Close-up" long shot
  • Play Film presents ; written and directed by Moslem Mansouri and Mahmoud Chokrollahi ; produced by Mahmoud Chokrollahi
  • (1996) (44 min.)
  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • producer, Issa Clubb
  • (2010) (28 min.)
  • A walk with Kiarostami
Control code
ocn645445033
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (98 min.)
Isbn
9781604652819
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515058612
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
CC1899D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1173198
  • (Sirsi) o645445033
  • (OCoLC)645445033
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Close-up, Janus Films ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami based on a true story ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an Iranian motion picture in 1990
  • Accompanying booklet includes essay by film critic Godfrey Cheshire
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([16] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one, Close-up:
  • Driving to Lavizan -- Outside the Ahankhah house -- Credits -- Captain Bashiri -- Mr. Ahankhah and family -- Jailhouse visit -- "Scene 1, shot 1, law courts, Nov. 9" -- Meeting on the bus -- Trial, continued -- Mr. Mohseni -- Journalist arrives -- "Is this your first offense?" -- Sabzian's mother -- Release -- Color bars
  • Special features: Commentary by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum [audio feature]
  • The traveler
  • based on a story by Hassan Rafie ; screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami ; directed by Abbas Kiarostami ; Kanoon--Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
  • (b&w) (1974) (74 min.)
  • produced, directed by Jamsheed Akrami
  • (2003) (32 min.)
  • Disc two, Special features:
  • "Close-up" long shot
  • Play Film presents ; written and directed by Moslem Mansouri and Mahmoud Chokrollahi ; produced by Mahmoud Chokrollahi
  • (1996) (44 min.)
  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • producer, Issa Clubb
  • (2010) (28 min.)
  • A walk with Kiarostami
Control code
ocn645445033
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (98 min.)
Isbn
9781604652819
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515058612
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
CC1899D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1173198
  • (Sirsi) o645445033
  • (OCoLC)645445033
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
laserdisc

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