#612 CERTIFIED COPY (dir.
Abbas Kiarostami) 2010.
“Everything is true, and everything is invented.” - Juliette Binoche THE FILM (97 / 100) : Okay, so let’s just get the orgasmic platitudes out of the way up top: In my occasionally humble and typically perverse opinion, Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy is perhaps the best flick of the last twenty years.
Indeed, the last flick to so gracefully explode the limits of narrative power was Kiarostami’s 1990 masterpiece Close-up, another reflexive gut-punch that uses a heartbreaking story as a trojan horse to force the viewer into confrontation with the world as they’ve arranged it. As a Kiarostami apologist, the last ten years or so have afforded me plenty of opportunities to step...
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