Interesante film que difumina y problematiza la frontera entre la realidad y la ficción. El discurso entero se hace eco de la "estafa" de su protagonista, haciendo que nos preguntemos qué ha sido recreado y qué no. Brillantes dos de las preguntas durante el interrogatorio: 1-) ¿Está actuando usted para la cámara? 2-) ¿A quién le gustaría interpretar. R: "A Sabzian". ¿Acaso no lo ha hecho ya?.
Wow. Wow. Wow! Amazing. The aerosol can blew me away right off the bat, but then I thought this seemed a little dry. But then in the last twenty minutes it ties up all the loose threads and suddenly I was overcome with emotion and now I think I might have just seen one of the greatest films of all time..? Kiarostami is a legend
This is my first Kiarostami film and what an absolute masterpiece, on the surface it looks simple and rough but then it ends being labyrinthine and non-linear. The amount of emotions and compassion one feels for Sabzian is enormous and conflicted due to his poetic and paradoxical answers. And the final shot is heartbreaking.
A docu-fiction of a real trial about a man who impersonated Iranian director Makhmalbaf. The man is asked to reshoot the occurrence, which is obviously a humiliating experience for him but he loves cinema and happily goes along with it. Luckily the ending is so beautiful that the journey is more than met. Cinema at its most raw and bittersweet.