Join us for a special VIEWfinders Summer Screening on Saturday 25th August
Complementary tickets for all our Friends!
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Juliette Binoche & William Shimell
Academy Award(R)-winner Juliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of her career (for which she won the best actress award at Cannes 2010) in CERTIFIED COPY, the first European film from Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami, who incidentally, initially studied painting and design at Tehran University before turning to film.
The film is centred on 2 characters James Miller (William Shimell), a middle-aged English art historian, whose new book Certified Copy deals with the nature of fakes, copies and artistic authenticity, and the unnamed ‘She’ (Binoche) a gallery owner in an idyllic Tuscan town. Meeting up after his book launch, their conversations and activities reveal fascinating and contentious opinions on originality in art, truth and authenticity, which bleed into more personal ruminations on love and beauty, and eventually on what happens to a relationship over time.
A twisting, deceptive and philosophical film set in the beautiful Tuscan landscape, Certified Copy is ultimtely a masterful discussion not merely on the nature of originality in art (and film, since the film itself echoes quite a number of former greats), but the nature of authenticity and fakery in people and life itself.
Buy tickets here