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Certified Copy

Abbas Kiarostami

 
Certified Copy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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

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.

Disc 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

Film Essays

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Certified Copy: At Home and Abroad

By Godfrey Cheshire May 23, 2012

Iranian master director Abbas Kiarostami voyaged to Italy to make a film that questions love, relationships, and Western art cinema. Read more »

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On the Channel: Love and Authenticity in Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy

January 11, 2017

A love story of startling formal and psychological complexity, Abbas Kiarostami’s 2010 Certified Copy—the late master’s first dramatic feature made outside his native Iran—stars Juliette Binoche . . . Read more »


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The Shortest Way to the Truth: Kiarostami Remembered

By Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa July 11, 2016

I first met Abbas Kiarostami when he screened his early feature The Report (1977) in Tehran. Thinking back on this work, I realize it anticipates the dark and disturbing view of romantic . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Certified Copy: At Home and Abroad

By Godfrey Cheshire May 23, 2012

Iranian master director Abbas Kiarostami voyaged to Italy to make a film that questions love, relationships, and Western art cinema. Read more »


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