Discovery and Rohmer-alike and a setting of scenes I first discovered South Korean director Hong Sang-soo in one of my many wormhole journeys studying the latest cinema winners. As is a common practice for me, being an international awards geek, once I’ve seen a few of the big movies, I typically look for the winners… Continue reading Discovering Hong Sang-soo
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Three Notes on Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up
Close-Up (Nemā-ye Nazdīk) follows an Iranian man, Hossain Sabzian, who is accused of fraud for assuming the identity of the famous Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He meets a woman on a bus and, after she notices him reading the script for Makhmalbaf’s The Cyclist, he says he is the director and eventually, after talking with… Continue reading Three Notes on Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up