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(Dialogue around the one-hour mark of "Close-Up", an Iranian docufiction directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)

Man: So it seems you're fond of the mountains. Do you go hiking often?
Filmmaker: Sometimes. One must be in touch with the colors of nature to remove the rust covering one's heart. I asked, "Why is your face hidden from me?" She replied "It is you who are hidden . . . You yourself are the veil, for my face is revealed."



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