Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy” to hit silver screens in Germany

March 3, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Abbas Kiarostami’s latest work “Certified Copy” will hit the silver screens in Germany in October this year.

“Certified Copy” tells the story of a British writer (William Shimell) and a French woman (Juliette Binoche) in Italy. It competed for the Palme d’Or at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, where Juliette Binoche was awarded the Best Actress Award for her outstanding performance.
The film is currently on screen in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Taiwan, Austria and Japan, and it will go on screen in Sweden and the United States opening on March 11, the Persian service of Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday.
“Certified Copy” also shared the top Golden Spike award with Argentinean filmmaker Miguel Cohan’s “No Return” at the 2010 Valladolid Film Festival in Spain.
The story is set in Tuscany and focuses on a French antique dealer, and spends a day with the writer, who recently had a book published about the value of replicas of art.
The couple appears to have met each other for the first time that day, but as the film progresses, it is unclear as to whether they are a married couple attempting to rekindle their relationship by pretending to be strangers, or strangers playing the part of a couple.