Tom Sheridan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sometimes you put in a movie and think, "Well, that was certainly an indisputable work of cinematic brilliance."
And sometimes you put in a movie and it turns your brain into soup and the only thought you can process is, "My goodness, everyone in the world needs to see this movie. It is absolutely imperative that the entirety of the human race watches this."
I went into A Moment of Innocence with two thoughts long solidified:
A). Regardless of the absolutely brilliant works arriving from contemporary Iranian cinema, Close-Up is the greatest.
B). There has never been a film that more effectively, enigmatically, and breathlessly disintegrates the line between reality and fiction than Close-Up.
I came out of A Moment of Innocence realizing I was wrong on two counts.