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4.0
253 Ratings

Salaam Cinema

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran, 1995
Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.

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Salaam Cinema Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Critics reviews

Like A MOMENT OF INNOCENCE, this shows the influence of Abbas Kiarostami’s CLOSE-UP (which famously featured Makhmalbaf) in its deliberate blur of fiction and documentary techniques; but like Makhmalbaf’s subsequent film or Kiarostami’s masterpiece, the point isn’t to figure out what’s “real” and what isn’t, but to marvel at how cinema renders everything at once fictional and true.
October 28, 2016
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