Public Options: “Certified Copy” at BAM

Posted by Nick Curley Certified Copy directed by Abbas Kiarostami France, 106 mins. The Italian translation of the new book by psych-laden art critic James Miller (baritone opera star William Shimell, showing staggering poise in his first film role), Copie Conforme (trans: Certified Copy), is built like a slab of lead.  His text is all Helvetica, gray aesthete for gray matter: sleek and sophisticated, it wouldn’t be out of place in Vol. 1’s recurring “Book Porn” feature. 

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