Among its new releases in June, Criterion has also announced to bring to you its 1990 crime drama movie “Close-Up”. This movie is the dream child of Abbas Kiarostami, an filmmaker of Iranian origin. Based on an real life incident the movie revolves around a young man who has been detained by authorities for impersonating a filmmaker. The movie has reached global acclaim because of its amazing theme and stunning plot.
Specials on the disc will include:
- A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Godfrey Cheshire
- The Traveler, a notable early feature by director Abbas Kiarostami
- New video interview with Kiarostami
- Audio commentary by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, authors of Abbas Kiarostami
- A Walk with Kiarostami (2003), a thirty-two minute documentary portrait of the director by Iranian film professor Jamsheed Akram
- “Close-up” Long Shot, a forty-five-minute documentary on Close-up‘s central figure, Hossein Sabzian, five years after Kiarostami’s film