#173: Close-Up

2aqa9enmhq5ts8vh9jlygvkpnf3#173 – Close-Up, (کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک), 1990, Abbas Kiarostami

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.

#973: Awakenings

6vkjhhd9h9qxmghyqjvy1fy5xsi#973 – Awakenings, 1990, Penny Marshall

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to “awaken” the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life’s simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.


#994: Slacker

untzrtiqqmhwabgr0aai8tvuii9#994 – Slacker, 1990, Richard Linklater

Austin, Texas, is an Eden for the young and unambitious, from the enthusiastically eccentric to the dangerously apathetic. Here, the nobly lazy can eschew responsibility in favor of nursing their esoteric obsessions. The locals include a backseat philosopher who passionately expounds on his dream theories to a seemingly comatose cabbie, a young woman who tries to hawk Madonna’s Pap test to anyone who will listen and a kindly old anarchist looking for recruits.