Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
France/Italy, 2010, 106min
Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
Is the imitation as good as the original? Art expert James Miller (William Shimell) says so, intriguing the stunning Juliette Binoche. Leaving her son behind, the two wander the Tuscan countryside, talking about these and other issues, until a chance encounter in a café transforms their relationship into one that seems much more like a family than many originals. In Kiarostami’s first feature film outside Iran and his penultimate directorial turn, he pays homage to Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (1954) while imbuing the film with his special craftsmanship, visual framing and ambiguities. While known for his use of non-professionals, Kiarostami’s collaboration with Binoche, who won Best Actress at Cannes, delights us as we remember a master.
2010 Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress
Post-screening discussion with Wong Ain-ling, Bryan Chang and Li Cheuk-to
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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