Once Upon a Time, Cinema - 1992
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
A Charlie Chaplin like character known only as "the cinematographer" joins the court of Nasser Aldin Shah (Ezatollah Entezami) of the Qajar Dynasty to bring the art of filmmaking to Iran. Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf integrates historical footage and clips from classic Iranian Films into this story to further blur the line between fantasy and reality.
B&W, 1 hour 30 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Ruzi Ruzegari Cinema
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Firouzan Rank # 35
|Ezatollah Entezami||Mozaffar Aldin Shah, Nasser Aldin Shah, Mashd Hassan|
|Mohammad Ali Keshavarz||Farash Bashi|
|Dariush Arjmand||Amir Kabir|
|Fatemeh Motamed Arya||Lor Girl|
|Director of Photography||Nematt Haghighi
|Sound Recordist||Ahmad Asghari|
|Production Designer||Hassan Farsi|
|Sound Mixer||Mohsen Roshan|
The cinematographer leaves behind his beloved Atieh to join the court of the Shah.
Busy at work "establishing cinematography."
"You know 'cut' means 'shut up'."
The cinematographer nearly looses his life for filming in the quarters of the Shah's wives.
Enjoying cinema for the first time.
After viewing his first movie, "The Lor Girl," Nasser Aldin Shah invites his 200 children to experience cinema.
Going through the book of wives to find Golnar from "The Lor Girl."
The Shah shares cinema with his many wives.
The cinematographer gets some help from "The Cyclist."
The Shah channels Mashd Hassan (Ezatollah Entezami's character in The Cow) as he takes acting lessons from the cinematographer.
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