Salaam Cinema (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Salaam Cinema (1995)





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This Iranian docudrama from filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a loving tribute to the centennial of international cinema. The film, which frequently criss-crosses the fine wavering line between reality and fiction, is set outside a house where the director is holding auditions for his newest film. Much to his shock, over 5,000 people are queued up outside. Eventually a riot ensues, but when things finally calm down, the auditions begin. Few of the applicants are professionals, and it is difficult to tell whether the interviews were staged by Makhmalbaf or whether they are taken from actual auditions. Still they are as entertaining, funny, and heartbreaking as cinema itself can be. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


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Fascinating in its conception and very well edited, this Iranian docudrama interweaves reality and fiction and offers us a look at the desperate desire that some people have to become artists at all costs - which can be touching, funny and sometimes even ridiculous.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Uma visão antecipada sobre o que viria ser o mundo das celebridades. A luta das pessoas para estar em uma posição de privilà (C)gio na sociedade e realizar seus sonhos. Mostra tambà (C)m o dominio que as pessoas tendem a ter sobre as outras e a dificuldade dos candidados à expressar sentimentos falsos em frente à pressão de uma dominação. Nesse caso ao do diretor, enterpretado pelo próprio Makhmalbaf.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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