Previously at the ICA - Films

A Moment of Innocence, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995

A Nos Amours: A Moment of Innocence + The Chorus

28 Mar 2013

Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s cinema is tricky to define or pin down: what exactly is the relationship between fact and fantasy? Is it a realist fantasy or documentary? Cinema and everyday life blend dizzyingly, reflexively into one another: in A Moment of Innocence characters pitch for parts they are playing in the very film we are watching, the past is re-staged and re-enacted in the present, and the director pops up in front of camera (or at least his stand in!).

Superficially this is a story about a past misdemeanor reinterpreted through the lens of hindsight. Mark Cousins has championed this remarkable, funny, searingly beautiful film in his Story of Film. Unavailable in the UK on DVD we are delighted to present on 35mm what we believe is a very great film. Screening with Abbas Kiarostami's joyous and playful short The Chorus.

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