Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) Reviews

May 8, 2017
In Kiarostami's furiously clear view, religious dogma suppresses the eye's observations through the dictate of the word; his calmly unwavering images, with their wry humor and generous sympathy, have the force of a steadfast resistance.
March 24, 2010
The meanings of Close-Up shift, subtly and profoundly, with every viewing; the only certainty is that its rewards are boundless.
April 11, 2002
Successfully blends fact with fiction to produce a work more compelling than any of today's infotainment programs.
March 13, 2002
Kiarostami's film has artichoke-like layers which, once peeled, are forever resonant.
September 25, 2001
Kiarostami has made a film that looks into the heart of a man accused of a crime and, instead of evil, discovers only sweetness, longing and a sad confusion.