Close-Up ★★★★

LARPing as a director prank (GONE WRONG) (ARRESTED)

In all seriousness, I really adore this movie. The premise of this movie is excellent enough, however what makes it special is Kiarostami's choice in using "candid" filmmaking for the majority of the movie.

The courtroom scene, being so fucking mundane, and also where the majority of the movie takes place; really bring a sense of grounded reality to the story. Making us focus on (*wink wink*) the defendant as a person; what made him did The deed, his circumstances, etc