Opening Day of Close-Up

Opening Day of Close-Up is a 1996 Italian short film directed by Nanni Moretti. It was screened out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.


Moretti plays himself, running the movie theater he owns in Rome. In the film, Moretti is endlessly anxious with the wish for his patrons to watch and appreciate Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up (1990), in the face of reports that other films are selling far more tickets.

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    director Nanni Moretti
    keywords abbas kiarostami close-up movie theater run
    theme short