Nema-ye Nazdik: A young man cons his way into a wealthy family’s household by pretending to be a famous Iranian film director (Mohsen Makhmalbaf). Described as a “docufiction”, based entirely on a curious true incident and filmed in an original, unconventional manner. The entire cast of the film is comprised of the actual people involved in the events.
Well constructed storyline and unfiltered emotion, achieved through expert direction and the use of non-professional actors. Encapsulates a very specific time in recent Iranian history by shrewdly avoiding cliché and banality.
A true masterwork which gained it’s great appreciation only once shown abroad to worldwide audiences. Brilliantly constructed and a testament to the love of cinema, from one of the greatest directors of our time, Mr. Abbas Kiarostami.
Close-Up Cast: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah and the Ahankhah family