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Cinéma réflexif : une tendance iranienne (Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf et Jafar Panahi)

Abstract : Starting with Close up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990), Iranian filmmakers Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf make several films about cinema. Then it's Jafar Panahi, banned from filming, who took an interest in it in his turn. Some of their works are particularly significant and have many similarities with each other. These are Close up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990), Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, 1994), Salam cinema (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995), This is not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011), Taxi Tehran (Jafar Panahi, 2015) and Three Faces (Jafar Panahi, 2017). In trying to define whether it is a question of "reflexive cinema" or "meta-cinema", we realize that there is a rather Western distinction between these often confused notions, whereas we are interested in an Eastern cinematography. We then take the side of reflexivity because its field of application is broader and meta-cinema is more directly critical, which is less conceivable under an Iranian regime that practices censorship. Thus, this thesis intends to confront these films with the different manifestations of reflexivity identified, in order to see to what extent the filmmakers of the films monopolize them, and thus to identify more and more links between these works, in order to legitimize a true Iranian tendency of reflexive cinema. Finally, it is a question of looking at the way in which cinema can be used here to allow Iranian introspection.
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Anna Mezencev. Cinéma réflexif : une tendance iranienne (Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf et Jafar Panahi). Art et histoire de l'art. 2020. ⟨dumas-03257136⟩

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