DIRECTOR: NANNI MORETTI
CAST: NANNI MORETTI, SILVIO ORLANDO, ASIA ARGENTO
Introduced by and Q&A with Nanni Moretti.
OPENING DAY OF CLOSE UP
DIR: NANNI MORETTI
1997 / 7min / 35mm
Water polo, Moretti’s sport of choice, becomes a flexible metaphor for political stagnancy in this cult comedy about a Communist politician (Moretti) who has to rebuild his life after being struck with amnesia. A formally-adventurous, take-no-prisoners scattergun satire that mixes in clips from a Dr. Zhivago telecast and Moretti’s Super-8 work of the 1970s, and still finds room to include Raul Ruiz as a priest! With Opening Day of Close Up, which shows Moretti readying for the premiere of Abbas Kiarostami’s film at his Nuovo Sacher cinema, while audiences flock to The Lion King—the heartache of film exhibition in seven perfect minutes.
Palombella Rossa screens as part of the series Nanni Moretti.