Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews:
Certified Copy

Yesterday was Juliette Binoche's birthday, and as promised I have posted my review of her new film (as well as Opera singer-turned-actor William Shimell), Certified Copy.  It is not only Ms. Binoche's first time working with Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami, but also M. Kiarostami's first venture into international filmmaking.  Simply put, the film is marvelous.  The director's best work since The Wind Will Carry Us in 1999, perhaps even since his existential masterpiece Taste of Cherry in 1997 (though it isn't so good as to surpass that phenomenal work).  Anyway, I first saw the film at last year's NYFF and am posting my review upon its US release (which happens tomorrow in New York).  The rest, as they say, is history.

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