Abbas Kiarostami's Close Up

Feb 4 - 25


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Sun, Feb 4 to Sun, Feb 25

Presented with Silkscreen

In 2018, PF/PCA and Silkscreen will be exploring some of the most important films from the past 70 years in Asian cinema, including the classic directors that brought Asian films to American audiences for the first time, and more recent classics that show Asia’s central role in global cinema. A new film will be presented each month with an introduction by local experts and enthusiasts.

FEBRUARY: IRAN - Abbas Kiarostami's CLOSE UP
Sundays at 6pm, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb 11 introduction by Farbod Honarpisheh
Visiting Humanities Fellow, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

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

The series is co-presented with Silk Screen, a Pittsburgh arts and culture organization that advocates for diversity and promotes Asian and Asian-American arts in Pittsburgh. Our events include monthly series of film and music, and a 10-day long Asian American Film Festival in September. To learn more, visit to learn more about us and subscribe to our newsletter.