EFC II #222 – Close-Up (1990)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#222 – Close-Up (1990)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Hossein Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah, Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi, Hossain Farazmand, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abbas Kiarostami

The two hundred and twenty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abbas Kiarostami’s documentary drama that blends the lines of truth and fiction, Close-Up.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, undoubtedly, such a unique and captivating film that challenges what a film can even be.

 

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EFC II #20 – Gabbeh (1996)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#20 – Gabbeh (1996)
Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring: Shaghayeh Djodat, Abbas Sayah, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Parvaneh Ghalandari

The twentieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s surreal tale of colour and love, Gabbeh.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, if only by how incredibly unique and different it felt in the way it told the story.