Dir. Abbas Kiarostami (1990).
The epitome of Kiarostami’s self-reflexive neo neo-realism (non-actors playing themselves in reconstructions of actual events), is this hall-of-mirrors portrait of an Iranian film fan who passes himself off as director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Authentic inauthenticity, it’s both a satire of celebrity culture and a triumph of willfully imperfect cinema.
Sat., Feb. 5, 5, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 5, 7 & 9 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011