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type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Limited Release Date:
12/31/90
performer:
Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossein Sabzian
genre:
Foreign Language

We gave it a B

An ardent fan impersonates a famous Iranian director in a quasi-documentary Six Degrees of Separation that ”stars” many of the people involved in the actual case. Because much of the film is reconstruction, questions of art and artifice (the sound cuts out — or does it? — during the film’s most poignant scene, the meeting between the impostor and his idol) become a constant reminder that moviemaking both mirrors and manipulates life. B

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