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The Films Of Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 13, 2013 2:23 PM
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Considering the near-impossible restrictions and generally repressive atmosphere in Iran, it's extraordinary the degree to which the country's film industry has flourished in the past 30 years. Perhaps the best known of the Iranian filmmakers, internationally, is Abbas Kiarostami, who's become a staple of film festivals and increasingly beloved by film fans across the world.

Juliette Binoche Talks The Emotional Intensity Of 'Certified Copy'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 9, 2011 3:43 AM
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One of our favorite pictures of the 2010 festival season was Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy," a rich and deeply layered film that wasn't only unlike anything the filmmaker had done before, but a completely unique experience that explored the various facets and stages of a romantic relationship in both a welcoming and experimental way. The film follows a couple through the Tuscan countryside as they discuss love, life and art amidst a relationship that has/is crumbling, while the exact nature of their relationship is playfully never quite clear. We recently spoke with lead actress, legendary French actress Juliette Binoche about her work on the film and navigating the enigmatic tone of the movie.

Olivier Assayas & Abbas Kiarostami Shooting New Films This Spring

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 20, 2011 3:43 AM
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Assayas Taking On '70s Coming Of Age Tale 'Something In The Air'; Kiarostami Tackling Japanese-Language Relationship Pic 'The End'In the thick of the Berlin Film Festival market, MK2 Productions have revealed they are are going full steam ahead with new projects, getting behind Olivier Assayas and Abbas Kiarostami for follow ups to their respective hits at the Cannes Film Festival last year, "Carlos" and "Certified Copy."

Watch: Trailer For Abbas Kiarostami's Gorgeous 'Certified Copy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 8:33 AM
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In advance of its spring release, a trailer has landed for Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy." You've already heard our praise for the film and we don't really know what more we can add at this point except to say: go see it.

Exclusive: Poster For Abbas Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy' Starring Juliette Binoche

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 7:13 AM
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A film that stole the hearts of the Playlist team at Cannes (review here) and the New York Film Festival last year, Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy" might be the director's most accessible, rewarding film to date. And after a run of festivals last year, it's set to hit theaters courtesy of IFC this spring.

IFC Confirms March 11, 2011 Release For 'Certified Copy' & Future Criterion Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2010 4:35 AM
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Some good news for arthouse fans this morning. IFC Films has confirmed that Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy" which made the festival rounds this year, will not only hit theaters on March 11, 2011 but will also be prepped for a future home video release by The Criterion Collection, marking yet another entry in the ongoing relationship between the two.

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