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CERTIFIED COPY

France / Italy, 2010 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

“Imagine a middle-aged Before Sunrise rolled up with Under the Tuscan Sun but spiked with elements of The Game. - Screen International

At the European launch of his latest book, academic author James Miller (operatic baritone William Shimell) meets his match in a passionate art curator (Juliette Binoche) who engages him in a battle of the sexes. Romanticism clashes with pragmatism as they set out on the road and are mistaken as a married couple - a role they play a little too well…

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (a guest of MIFF in 2003) returns from the depths of his poetry and experimental films to present his first narrative feature in years. At first glance Certified Copy has the appearance of a sun-drenched romantic comedy, but - as with all Kiarostami films - something deeper lurks just below the surface.

Juliette Binoche was awarded Best Actress at this year's Cannes film festival for her performance in Certified Copy.

D/S Abbas Kiarostami P Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert, Angelo Barbagallo Dist Madman Entertainment L English, French, Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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