The movie is a true story of a poor man who impersonates director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and gets into a rich household on the pretext that he wants to use them and their house in his next film. It features the people involved, acting as themselves. A film about human identity.
Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer.He had been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker trilogy (1987–94), Close-Up (1990), Taste of Cherry (1997) – which was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year – and The Wind Will Carry Us (1999).