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Friday, December 2, 2011

CERTIFIED COPY
COPIE CONFORME
France, Iran, Italy, 2010
DIR Abbas Kiarostami
SCR Abbas Kiarostami
CAST Juliette Binoche, William Shimell

From the notes: What is the difference between a copy and the original, between reality and its imitation? This is the question in all its elusive permutations that the gorgeous Juliette Binoche who manages an antique shop and Art Historian William Shimell (England's distinguished operatic baritone) argue about as they drive through the sun-drenched splendour of Tuscany. In his first film made outside of his native Iran, Kiarostami has shifted from his neorealist style to the brain teasing European Modernism of Antonioni and Resnais. We may never know the true relationship of Binoche and Shimell, but the trip is glorious, and it won the best actress award at Cannes for her luminous performance.

And back on Monday Sept 12...
CACHÉ
France, Austria, Germany, Italy, United States 2005
DIR Michael Haneke
SCR Michael Haneke
CAST Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche





And again on Aug 14.
Algerian protest reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_massacre_of_1961