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Spring 2014 Film Series

March 21, 2014 / 7:00 PM


Certified Copy
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Released: 2010

Starring -
Juliette Binoche
William Shimell
Jean-Claude Carrière




A woman (Juliette Binoche) attends a lecture in Italy by an art historian (William Shimell). He speaks on the difference between original art and its copies. Is there, in fact, any difference? The woman would like to meet him. She leaves the address of her antiquities shop. He appears, they engage in talk that is immediately flirtatious, and she offers to drive him to a nearby village in Tuscany. In the course of the drive, and at a cafe after they get there, their apparent relationship seems to shift. The cafe owner hears them arguing, assumes they're married, and then they begin to behave as if they're married. Which is the real relationship, and which is the counterfeit? Were they a couple pretending to meet for the first time or a new couple pretending to be married?

- Roger Ebert





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