Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) is Abbas Kiarostami‘s first film made outside Iran and In Competition for the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
What’s so special about this one, and why they already call it one of the more anticipated films? Ok, we do know that lovely Juliette Binoche and William Shimell are in the movie, but we still think it’s mostly because they describe it as ”a universal story that could happen to anyone, anywhere…”
And that universal story goes like this: “Set in Tuscany, Certified Copy follows the journey of a British writer (William Shimell) who is giving a series of conferences on Art and the interactions that exist between an original artwork and it’s copy (a theme illustrated before by such film masters as Orson Welles in “F For Fake”).
He meets a young and beautiful French Arts dealer (Juliette Binoche) who takes him to a local quaint village and lures him into a game of false identities by suggesting to locals that he is actually her husband.
The chemistry between the two protagonists leads to unpredictable situations where the frontier between reality and fiction is often misleading.
The film is an indirect tribute by Kiarostami to Roberto Rossellini‘s 1954 film Viaggio in Italia or Journey to Italy.
So, in this movie, you’ll have a chance to enjoy in the performance of Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean – Claude Carriere and Agathe Natanson. The whole thing is written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami, with French/Italian co-production.
We’re giving you a 47 seconds teaser for the film, which is quite different from trailers we all are used to, but interesting and very simple as well. Binoche putting on her lipstick, walking away from the camera to look out a window and then walking back to finish putting on her lipstick. Enjoy!