Certified Copy: The Quest For the Real

By DDR | Their Bated Breath | The Fade Out “Certified Copy” by Abbas Kiarostami IFC Films (This film appears on Criterion’s channel, Filmstruck, today with supplements.) Abbas Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy” is about life and art, truth and fiction, change and stagnation, love and marriage. The film calls into question the value of things. It’s an…

Taste of Cherry | Tree of Knowledge

David D. Robbins Jr. | The Fade Out “Taste of Cherry” (1997) Director: Abbas Kiarostami Judging by two of his films, “Certified Copy” and “Taste of Cherry” (1997), Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami might do his best thinking in a car. The storyline to the latter is simple. It works as parable and myth: A man…