BIFF offers chance to see Cannes-award winning film on the big screen in Bermuda

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

  • Film showing at BUEI on Sunday, October 30, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
  • “A marvellous puzzle of a movie” (Toronto Star)
  • “Tactile and emotional, full of shocking anger, unexpected tenderness, and devastating epiphanies” (

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF)’s monthly film screening series, BIFFlix, is back with a Cannes-award winning picture in a new time slot. The one-off screening of “Certified Copy” will take place on October 30, 2011, at 5:30pm. The film will be shown in the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton.

Certified Copy is a playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us), his first feature made outside of Iran.

Juliette Binoche won the esteemed Best Actress prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for her performance. Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient) plays a gallery owner living in a
Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author (opera star William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretence and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, and increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim, or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye?

Andrew Stoneham, BIFFlix coordinator, says: “We decided to move our monthly BIFFlix screening to a Sunday evening slot following feedback from those who attended previous screenings so we hope to see lots of new faces, along with our seasoned supporters.”

Tickets are available in advance at or at the door on the day from 4:30 p.m. Tickets are prices as follows: BIFF members – $9, non-members – $13. Funds raised by the screening will support the staging of the 15th annual Bermuda International Film Festival in March 2012.

Film running time is 106 minutes. For reservations and all inquiries email or call 293 3456.

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