Certified Copy
aka Copie conforme
First screened in October 2010 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Abbas Kiarostami. Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Gianna Giachetti, Adrian Moore, Angelo Barbagallo, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson. Screenplay: Abbas Kiarostami.

Twitter Capsule: (2010) Disarmingly lived-in, even warm for a study of romantic skepticism and ambivalence. Concepty, yes, but rings with truth.

Second Capsule: (2019) Copies ≠ originals. Second viewings ≠ firsts. Binoche still magic. Shape still beguiling. Themes a bit emphatic?

VOR:   Clear antecedents among Kiarostami's metafilmic tradition and in various European art-film lineages, but distinct, curious, and inventive—its own thing.

Photo © 2010 MK2 Productions/Bibi Film, © 2011 IFC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

(in October 2010: A–)

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Binoche); Prix de la jeunesse

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