Certified Copy
Certified Copy

Certified Copy

Director Abbas Kiarostami

Production year 2010

Length 106min.

Country France / Italy


An English author visits Italy to promote his latest book and to give a lecture on the subject of the relationship between originals and copies in the world of art. He meets a French art gallery owner and they decide to spend a couple of hours walking through the alleyways of the small village in the southern parts of Tuscany.


Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami



Marin Karmitz, Nathanaսl Karmitz, Charles Gillibert, Angelo Barbagallo


Abbas Kiarostami

Director of Photography

Luca Bigazzi


Olivier Hespel, Dominique Vieillard


Bahman Kiarostami


Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carriere

Abbas Kiarostami

Born 1940, Teheran, Iran. He studied at the fine arts school in Teheran whilst making ends meet as a graphic designer, poster illustrator and commercial ad director. In 1969, he founded the Cinema Department of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, which is also where he directed his first short films. Being an active director since then, he became one of the outstanding personalities of the Iranian cinema. Since 2001, Kiarostami has been involved in a love affair with a small camera and, as a result, works only with digital film. Certified Copy marks Kiarostami’s first production outside of his native Iran.


Bread and Alley (1970, short), The Break Time (1972, short), The Experiment (1973), The Traveler (1974), So Can I (1975, short), Two Solutions for a Single Problem (1975, short), The Colors (1976, short), Wedding Suit (1976), The Report (1977), Tribute to Teachers (1977), How to Make Use of Our Free Time (1977), Solution No.1 (1978, short), First Incident, Second Incident (1979, doc.), Oral Hygiene (1980), Regularly or Irregularly (1981, short), The Chorus (1982, short), Fellow Citizen (1983, doc.), Toothache (1983, short), First Graders (1984, doc.), The Key (1987), Homework (1989, doc.), Close-up (1990), Life and Nothing More (1992), Through the Olive Trees (1994), A propos de Nice, la suite (segment “Reperages”, 1995), Lumiere and Company (segment, 1995), Taste of Cherry (1997), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), ABC Africa (2001, doc.), Ten (2002), Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003, doc.), 10 on Ten (2004, doc.), Tickets (2005), Roads of Kiarostami (2006, doc., short), To Each His Own Cinema (segment “Where Is My Romeo?”, 2007), Shirin (2008), Certified Copy (2010)

FILMS 2011