Certified copy

Certified copy

DVD - 2011 | French
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A gallery owner living in a Tuscan village attends a lecture by a British author on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretense and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, and increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye?
Publisher: [United States] : Mongrel Media, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Mar 22, 2017

This is an odd film- I think that you pretty much have to watch it twice to appreciate what is going on between the two leads. It is an interesting movie that feels like the ground underneath you is constantly shifting. It might not be Abbas Kiarostami's best film but it's definitely worth watching if you're a fan.

Mar 22, 2017

Beautifully filmed and well acted but, at the end of the day, this is about a middle-aged couple arguing in 3 languages about their failing marriage for 106 minutes. If this had been an American film made in America with American actors, I'm sure I would have hated it.

Marinetti Dec 27, 2016

The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s delicious brain tickler, “Certified Copy,” is an endless hall of mirrors whose reflections multiply as its story of a middle-aged couple driving through Tuscany carries them into a metaphysical labyrinth.
I wouldn't rate this film as highly as Kiarostami's best such as ' Taste of Cherry ' or even ' Like Someone to Love ' ( his last film before he passed away this year )- but it's still an interesting film.

ArapahoeAlison Aug 12, 2016

A truly gorgeous film. Every frame looks like a Renaissance painting. If you like clear resolutions, this movie will drive you nuts. But if you can kick back and spend time with this couple as the nature of their relationship unfolds, it's lovely.

multcolib_karene Apr 27, 2016

A fascinating film that will make you think.

nycounsel Oct 02, 2015

Interesting movie with excellent dialogue and good actors, to me it traced the evolving relationship of a couple from courtship to 15 years into a marriage.

Green_Bird_203 Jan 13, 2015

Disc 2 contains Kiarostami's 2nd feature "The Report" made before the Iranian Revolution. The film featured Academy Award-nominated Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo without chador. This was her 2nd film and she showed her talent and excellency in this. Her more matured performance can be seen in "House of Sand and Fog", "The Stoning of Soraya M"

Aug 16, 2014

interesting and not entirely likable characters, beautiful scenes.

Aug 11, 2014

Iranian director Kiarostami told a story which happened in a small Tuscan village, between a British man and a French woman. However, the relationship between the two is confusing and never explained fully. An OK film for me. In French, English and Italian.

Sep 16, 2013

Kiarostami is a fascinating director, and Certified Copy is a wonderful film. Binoche is at the top of her form, and Shimell (although not a professional actor) does very well with his part. Great experience. The second disk is full of useful information.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top