Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran, 1995, 75 mins, 35mm
Cast: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Azadeh Zangeneh, Maryam Keihan
Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf is going to make a film celebrating the centenary of cinema. Five thousand people from all walks of life show up for the audition, which turns out to be a documentary of a compilation of episodes from the screen tests. Men and women cry and laugh before the camera under the director’s instructions and manipulations, and gradually it becomes impossible to tell where a performance begins and where it ends. Deliberately obfuscating the real and the staged, Makhmalbaf takes the audience to a psychological experimentation, challenging documentary’s notions on truth and reality.
20/8/2017 (Sun): Post-screening discussion with director Mohsen Makhmalbaf
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
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- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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