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Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival: Hello Cinema (1995)

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Iran | 81 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.

“What unfolds is this very precise, very devastating look at power and the director’s role as an allegory for the dictator. Mohsin Makhmalbaf has a deep humanity; though he’s playing with these people, you sense this deep place of love from which this whole film is being made. In our era of reality television and media stars who are desperate to make it, and stage themselves in life to become celebrities, Salaam Cinema is really prescient, and all the more amazing for being from Iran in the 1990s.” Joshua Oppenheimer

Organized by: Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival
In collaboration with: WUD Film Committee
This event is funded in part by ASM in a viewpoint neutral manner. Students can request disability accommodations at diversity@asm.wisc.edu. View logo at: http://www.asm.wisc.edu/resources/asm-logo-disclaimer/
The other sponsors are UW-Madison’s Middle East Studies Program, Multicultural Student Center, International Student Services (Global Badger Experience Grant), and Center for Leadership and Involvement (Wisconsin Experience Grant), and WUD Global Connections.

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Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison