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A Moment of Innocence


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  • This is one of the best features (1996) of the prolific and unpredictable Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf... This is no mere imitation [of Close-Up]; it’s a fascinating humanist experiment and investigation in its own right, full of warmth and humor as well as mystery.

  • Every bit as richly complex and slyly self-aware as the more widely celebrated (in the West) films of Abbas Kiarostami, A Moment of Innocence is a dizzying hybrid of autobiography and mythology, in which Makhmalbaf takes the worst moment of his life and boldly reimagines it as a testament to our innate decency and capacity for love. If the final freeze-frame doesn’t swell your heart to bursting, consider an emergency cardiogram.

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