عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this research is to study Postmodern elements in the Iranian movie "Close-up"(1990) by Abbas Kiarostami. The application of such strategies as intertextuality, the destruction of grand narratives, the death of the author, short circuit and some others have made the film a Postmodern production. The author would apply different theories by Kristeva, Lyotard, Lewis, Hutcheon and Lodge for this purpose. The movie is a kind of "movie-about-movie" and the story happens in a space between a film and a documentary. It raises some questions about the nature of "reality" and representation of reality. In other words, the movie is an example of the mingling of reality and imagination in a postmodern world. In this movie, the border between real life and cinema disapppears not only for the audience but also for the characters. One other important postmodern quality of the text is "the destruction of grand-narratives". The movie lacks a coherent and well-defined plot and the audience faces a fragmented narrative.