Certified Copy

Criterion

Certified Copy



The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people—played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell—getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy reminds us that love itself is an enigma.

FILM INFO

  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • Iran, Italy
  • 2010
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English, French, Italian
  • Spine #612

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • The rarely seen 1977 Kiarostami film The Report, which deals with similar themes
  • New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami
  • Let’s See “Copia conforme,” an Italian documentary on the making of Certified Copy, featuring interviews with Kiarostami and actors Juliette Binoche and William Shimell
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Godfrey Cheshire

New cover by Eric Skillman