This is totally true. The premise could have gone for the on-the-nose parallelism, like Allen, or metaphysical continuity, like Kieslowski. Thankfully, it swings toward the latter. And Binoche is fantastic.
Duas características divinais que agarram e cravam as unhas no espectador: a premissa e as mamas da Binoche.
Delightful and harsh. Could've been a Woody Allen film gone wrong, but Binoche is just outstanding.
Very clever, very meta... unfortunately, it's even more redundant, monotonous, and really starts going downhill during a contrived restaurant scene. Pity, since Binoche is at her best here.
A Beautiful gem of a film that passes quickly, a little foray over a weekend of two people where a lot is left unsaid by the Director. He leaves you wondering, and imagining in a small town in Tuscany. The issue of copy and original is certainly not the only interesting idea here.
no illusion, no plays, just the realty.. everlasting realty between usual characters of a man and a woman.
Oh God, this movie! First thing out of a load of library movies I get, and it's just fantastic! I saw Kiarostami's '98 Palme d'Or winner, Taste of Cherry and loved it. But this was something really special. A subtly mind bending story that evolves out of a simple trip between two strangers. Binoche is beautiful as usual and Shimell was perfect. Great characters and a Carriere cameo make it essential viewing!
A film of unending mysteries that is also emotionally pungent. The locations are beautifully captured and Binoche and Shimell have a remarkable comfort together on screen. Although this isn't an overly happy or sad film, I found it to be so cinematically and intellectually stimulating experience that renders the entire work joyous.
Not nearly as obtuse as some people have made it out to be. In fact, it's one of the most realistic, honest, clear-eyed, non-cliched take on relationships that I have ever seen. I really need to check out Kiarostami's other work. Oh, Binoche is luminous as always and confirms my belief that she could make any film watchable.
Certified Copy woks great as a metaphor for relationships in general; one gets to see successive illustrations of life as a couple: the first encounter and the attraction that builds upon, the first arguments and the blame game that follows, the sorrow and nostalgia.. it's clear that Kiarostami delivers a subtle symbolic representation of relationships and our perceptions through them
This is Juliette Binoche's most immediate performance since "Rendez-vous." And she doesn't have to strip down. Her emotions are naked, even inside the complicated (and dazzling) structure of this film.
Is this film worth more in your hands, or in my own? That is the premise of Certified Copy. It's a discussion & a riddle on the eye of the beholder. It's a medium that's both worthless and bountiful: like life, what do you choose to see in it? What's actually there? On par with Antonioni, we have celluloid poetry of a high order...or perhaps I just want to see it that way.