Opening Day of Close-Up

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Opening Day of Close-Up
Directed by Nanni Moretti
Cinematography Alessandro Pesci
Release dates
  • May 1996 (1996-05)
Running time
7 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Opening Day of Close-Up (Italian: Il giorno della prima di Close Up) is a 1996 Italian short film directed by Nanni Moretti. It was screened out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Moretti plays himself, running the movie theater he owns in Rome. In the film, Moretti is endlessly anxious with the wish for his patrons to watch and appreciate Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up (1990), in the face of reports that other films are selling far more tickets.


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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Opening Day of Close-Up". Retrieved 20 September 2009. 

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