|I was reading a conversation between Jean Luc-Nancy and Kiarostami...|
|If you're familiar with Kiarostami films, you'll find the following text more meaningful.|
On extreme introspective moments I used to recall a dialogue from Kiarostami's Close Up where the person who was caught, trialed and later acquitted by court for impersonating the famous film maker, Makhmalbaf, says, 'Now I understand everything.' I used to compare this piece of dialogue with the last few words of Pierre, the protagonist in Godard's, Pierre goes wild. Pierre prepares himself for suicide after murdering his lover in a fit of rage about her unfaithful behavior. Before he ties the dynamite round his head he says as if giving explanation to the whole act, 'what i am trying to say is that'. In a few moments we see just a globe of fire and Pierre becomes ashes.
For me the second dialogue is more appealing; bereft of any meaning for events even on the face of death.