Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Venue: AA Cinema
AA Cinema Screening, Wednesday 16 October
The AA Cinema will be hosting film screenings chosen each week by different AA Tutors. This week’s film, Close-Up (1990), Directed by Abbas Kiarostami, is hosted by Yoni Bentovim (Media Studies Tutor).
Synopsis: While reading a novel by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf on the bus, Ali Sabzian strikes up a conversation with a pretty girl, Mahrokh Ahankhah. When she tells him her family admires Makhmalbaf's work, Ali pretends to be the filmmaker to impress her. Becoming friendly with the Ahankhahs, Ali tells them he is preparing a new movie, but when they uncover his true identity, he is arrested for fraud. This film reenacts the true story of the incident, with Ali and the family playing themselves.
The AA Cinema is located in the Research Collections Room (basement, No. 32 Bedford Square) and is open for bookings by AA staff and students. A programme of screenings for AA members is held termly - see the What’s On listings and a Film Club for students also operates, showing films on a weekly basis. AA students and staff also have access to a library of 1,782 feature films and documentaries.
All film loans, viewings and screenings for students are held as part of an educational programme.
This screening is for AA Students and Staff only and is for the purpose of instruction, criticism and review.
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.