Regarded as one of the greatest films of the '90s, acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami's brilliant exploration of a misguided cinephile's attempts to literally become the filmmaker he admires, is based on the true story of Hossain Sabzian who enters the home of a well-to-do Iranian family by claiming to be celebrated filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar). Infused with humanity and wisdom, the film flirts between an extraordinary mix of documentary and fiction, being all at once, concise and vague, touching and comical.

Year: 1990
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, African & Middle Eastern, True Stories, Filmmaking, Best of the 1990s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Iran
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehdrad Ahankhah
Duration: 100 Minutes
Rating: G
Subtitles: Yes
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