I watched Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy this evening, and I still don’t know quite what to make of it. The film plays with the viewer’s perception of time and reality in ways that are unexpected, jarring and confusing. Several different interpretations have sprung up to explain the events of the film. All I know is that it’s a film that is well-acted, gorgeously shot, and demanding of your attention. I took to the internet to try to make heads or tails of it.
I hope to share more thoughts on this later, whether here or on the /Filmcast. [Update: here’s our review!] In the meantime, here are a bunch of links that I found valuable in helping me to think through the film.