Tag: Abbas Kiarostami

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75 Best Movies of The 2010s Decade

The 75 Best Movies of the 2010s Decade The decade of the 2010s was a wild cinematic ride, taking me on a coming-of-age journey unlike any other. It all began with a…

Close-Up [1990] : A Lie to achieve the greater Truth

“When spite comes along, Art dons a veil” This quote by Hossein Sabzian, the protagonist of the film, perfectly defines the subject the film deals with, about an art lover hiding under a veil because he fears he may offend its audience, and how it also defines the everyday suppression of creative freedom in Iranian Cinema. Cinema doesn’t guarantee comforting lies all the time, in fact most great films are about harsh truths but to pass it off under the most critical of eyes, it needs to wear the veil of deception. In Abbas Kiarostami’s own words, he explains that cinema is a series of lies, said to put in front of us the greater truth.