Certified Copy

Location

The Loft Cinema
3233 E Speedway Blvd
85716 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:30pm

 

The Loft Cinema 

The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up, Taste of Cherry) travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears.
 
What seems to at first to be a straightforward tale of two people – an antiques dealer (Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche) and a philosopher (British opera star William Shimell) – getting to know each other over the course of one afternoon in Italy following one of his lectures, gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as relationships.  Are these two people strangers, or are they in fact husband and wife engaging in an elaborate charade?   Or is Kiarostami showing us the beginning, middle and end of a marriage in something other than chronological order?  Nimbly juggling reality with cinematic illusion, and inspired by such thought-provoking arthouse classics as L’Avventura, Last Year at Marienbad and Voyage to Italy by way of  Before Sunrise, Certified Copy (driven by an emotionally naked performance from Binoche) is both cerebrally and emotionally engaging – a stunning reminder that love itself is a tantalizing enigma. (Dir. by Abbas Kiarostami,2010, France/Italy/Belgium/Iran, in English/French/Italian with English subtitles, 106 mins., Not Rated)
 
Free admission- $5 suggested donation