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Certified Copy - Preview & competition

Certified Copy

Preview by Jack Foley

ARTIFICIAL Eye will release the critically acclaimed Certified Copy on DVD and Blu-ray on January 17, 2011 with both formats including a making of documentary and trailer.

Starring Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) who won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance and internationally acclaimed British opera singer William Shimell, Palme d’Or-winning auteur Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us) directs.

Set over the course of one day in the Tuscan countryside, Certified Copy is a playful and provocative film following the captivating relationship between a man and a woman who appear to have just met …

James Miller (Shimell) an English writer, is in Tuscany to promote his new book. He meets an unidentified gallery owner (Binoche) who attends his lecture on the subject of art and the value of original works versus copies.

The pair decides to embark upon a sightseeing journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside. There, they are mistaken for a married couple and on the insistence of the woman they keep up the pretence. Soon enough, it becomes clear that there may be more to this relationship than meets the eye.

The conversations and arguments between the couple and the characters they encounter throughout the day, offer smart and light-hearted reflections on marriage and sexual politics.

Director Abbas Kiarostami constantly challenges his viewers to work out what is copy and original, play-acting and reality.

Win Certified Copy on DVD

To celebrate the release of Certified Copy on DVD and Blu-ray on January 17, IndieLondon has teamed up with Artificial Eye to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies on Blu-ray. Simply answer the following question…

Q. What award did Juliette Binoche win at Cannes for her performance in Certified Copy?

Simply send the answer to Certified Copy competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 15
Running time: 106mins
UK DVD and Blu-ray Release: January 17, 2011