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Project Description

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Sydney Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30. Since then he has made many movies and has become one of the most important figures in contemporary Iranian film. He is also a major figure in the arts world, and has had numerous gallery exhibitions of his photography, short films and poetry. Read More >

Synopsis

Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.

Festivals

  • Montreal Festival of New Cinema, 1990
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, 1992

Production Team

Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Country
Iran
Runtime 
100 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
1990
Screenwriter 
Producer
Alireza Zarrin
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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