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
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