OPEN TO INTERPRETATION: William Shimell and Juliette Binoche star in a film about art, marriage and reality. PHOTO BY LAURENT THURIN NAL. © 2011 IFC FILMS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Certified Copy

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Certified Copy, the first English-language film by the Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami, is a road-trip meditation on the complexities of marriage. Like almost all the work by this 71-year-old icon of the international film festival circuit, it reveals itself slowly, keeping us hanging and distracted for the entire first act before the key issues are laid bare.

 

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