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DOKUMENTUM ÉS ELBESZÉLÉS IRÁNI FILMEKBEN
DOCUMENTARY AND NARRATIVE IN IRANIAN FILMS

Author(s): Judit Pieldner
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: documentary;narrative;Iranian film
Summary/Abstract: The present paper examines some aspects of the reflexivity of the Iranian films: Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Salaam Cinema is a film about film-making, having as its theme the directing of the film, another film of the same director, entitled Gabbeh, deals with story-telling by reinterpreting the role of the frame and expanding on the metaphor of texture, whereas Jafar Panahi's The Mirror explores the possibilities of documentary by revealing the film-making apparatus and thus turning the genre of documentary into a counter-documentary. The analyzed films deal with the ambiguous relationship between documentary and fiction, between reality and representation and are characterized by an obsessive medial awareness.

  • Page Range: 229-239
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: Hungarian