An original love story?
Copie Conforme (Certified Copy) is the story of a meeting between one man and one woman, in a small Italian village in Southern Tuscany. The man is a British author who has just finished giving a lecture at a conference. The woman, from France, owns an art gallery.
This is a common story that could happen to anyone, anywhere.
During the course of their day they are mistaken for a married couple and they play along. Quickly the truth and fiction blur into one and it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the truth from reality, a copy from the original.
Copie Conforme marks the a long planned collaboration between Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and Juliette Binoche after her short appearance in his 2008 film Shirin. The film, also written by Kiarostami, originated from a long story Kiarostami told Binoche when she visited him in Teheran. When finished telling his story he asked if she believed his story. She did. It was a fiction.
Copie Conforme premièred to huge acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 where Juliette Binoche was awarded the Best Actress prize.
The man at the square
A film by Abbas Kiarostami
Juliette Binoche wins Best Actress at the
2010 Cannes Film Festival (FR)
Juliette Binoche talks about Copie Conforme
Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Press conference
Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Director and cast interview
Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Press photocall