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The Screen Guide

For the occasion of cinema's centenary, Mohsen Makmalbaf the most controversial and popular film-maker, runs casting advertisements in newspapers calling for 100 actors to audtion for parts in his new film Salam Cinema. Some 5,000 people showed up and a near riot occurs. In the next eight days Makhmalbaf auditions 1000 applicants and shoots all the procedures as the main part of his film. He probes each applicant to see why they want so desperately to be actors and to what extent they are perpared to go in order to reach their goal. Through a behind the scenes approach we discover how he works with his crew and how he is able to manipulate and effect each performance, sometimes even being manipulated himself.

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Crew

Director
Maani Petgar
Writers
Maani Petgar
Producer
Claude Gonzalez  Vahid Vahed

Cast

Cast
Mohsen Makmalbaf

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1995
Genre
Art and culture
Production Company
Reverse Angle Productions

Sales

International Sales
Reverse Angle Productions

Selected Awards & Festivals