Once Upon a Time, Cinema
Found in: Iranian films
Once Upon a Time, Cinema is a 1992 Iranian comedic film written and directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Set in the Qajar era, the film follows the character known as the cinematographer (Mehdi Hashemi) as he shows films to the Shah (Ezzatolah Entezami). The film shows clips from older Iranian films from the silent age onwards. The Shah falls in love with an old film character, Golnaar (Fatemeh Motamed-Aria). After she leaves the movie, she appears in and enters the "real" world.
Naser-ed-din Shah won two Special Jury Prizes from the Istanbul International Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.