A Moment of Innocence ★★★★

Six years after Close-Up we have A Moment Of Innocence, another Iranian movie steeped in metaphysical layers and using the medium of film to delve into retrospection and an evaluation of our current motives for why. There's a lucid quality, almost like Perfect Blue, how we shift from one moment, one emulated reality, to the next. Would love to see a high def re-release of a A Moment Of Innocence. Even now, some twenty odd years later, these films have impacted contemporary Iranian film, Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman and Jafar Panahi's 3 Faces center around actors.