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3.9
3,758 Ratings

Certified Copy

Copie conforme

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
France, Italy, 2010
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Juliette Binoche nabbed the Best Actress prize at Cannes for this two-character drama about a French woman who meets a famous British author and offers to chauffeur him around a Tuscan village over the course of an afternoon.

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Certified Copy Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2010 | 2 wins including: Award of the Youth

2010 | Nominee: Palme d'Or

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 | 2nd place: Best Actress

2011 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay

2011 | Nominee: Best Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2011 | 3rd place: Best Lead Performance

2011 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

CC seems to me to be a movie about how to make a marriage renew itself. Not necessarily about remarriage, per se, as in the comedies of old; nor is it a melodrama of contesting tears, though our heroine here remains unnamed and unknown; this is a perpetual state of becoming other, othered, othering, becoming anew. And there’s a kind of insistence, a forcing the issue, that overrides the comedic elements and charges the affect of fun, [hetero-], human sexuality into a danger zone.
October 09, 2015
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Kiarostami updates rossellinean neo-realism; realism is no longer possible to exist today in mere fidelity to the world represented; it must include the reality of representation itself. This is precisely why the pictorial composition in Certified Copy is necessarily shallow . . . : the world has changed and so has our understanding of an image, to the point where underlining the limitations of the techniques and the apparatus is now a symbolic gesture of faith in the power of the image itself.
August 01, 2011
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Nearly every scene of CERTIFIED COPY touches on some profound aspect of human experience—falling in love, realizing one’s place in the universe, et cetera—and in each of their incarnations, the characters are so fully realized by the leads that they never seem ciphers for bigger themes. Their entire experience, in short, has been recast by their passion for art: Everything is mysterious and full of promise.
March 18, 2011
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