JUNE 25TH AT 16:30

Regisseur Abbas Kiarostami

Cast Juliette Binoche, William Shimell

Lengte 106 min.

Jaar 2010

Taal English, French, Italian

Ondertiteling English

James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian village. Here, they discuss various works of art found in the town, and also the nature of their relationship – which gets both more revealed and concealed as the day progresses.

What gives art value? What makes the original more valuable than its copy? What gives humans value? It’s almost like Kiarostami is stirring up trouble by asking these questions. However, taken at face value, maybe he has a point.


An ode to the fake is long overdue, which is why Kriterion’s Modern Classics films in June will celebrate the copy, the false, the imitation pretending to be the real thing. Every Monday and Friday we will screen different imposters and their dogma: Fake It Till You Make It. Click here for the full program.



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