Film Analysis & Essays

Use three of the following questions and answer in a substantial essay to each. You have choice of either three shorter essays or two longer ones totaling 9 pages.—————————1-How does Kiarostami’s Close-up explore the relations between cinema and identity?
2-In his films, Michael Haneke often explores traumatic and pressing socio-political issues yet he simultaneously questions cinema’s ability to adequately reveal anything to us. What do you make of this paradox?
3-How does Oliver Assayas analyze the state of contemporary cinema in Clouds of Sils Maria?