Abbas Kiarostami

Certified Copy

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

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • 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

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • 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
Certified Copy
Cast
Juliette Binoche
She
William Shimell
James Miller
Jean-Claude Carrière
Man at the square
Agathe Natanson
Woman at the square
Gianna Giachetti
Café owner
Adrian Moore
Son
Angelo Barbagallo
Interpreter
Andrea Laurenzi
Guide
Filippo Troiano
Groom
Manuela Balsimelli
Bride
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Produced by
Marin Karmitz
Produced by
Nathanaël Karmitz
Produced by
Charles Gillibert
Produced by
Angelo Barbagallo
Executive producer
Gaetano Daniele
Original screenplay
Abbas Kiarostami
Adaptation
Massoumeh Lahidji
Director of photography
Luca Bigazzi
Editor
Bahman Kiarostami
Sound
Olivier Hespel
Sound
Dominique Vieillard
Set design
Giancarlo Basili
Set design
Ludovica Ferrario
Production supervisor
Ivana Kastratovic
Production supervisor
Claire Dornoy

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