Cannes 2010 to screen Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy' (Press TV - Iran)

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's latest production Certified Copy will be screened at the 2010 Cannes film festival, reports say.

According to Mehr News Agency, Kiarostami has finished shooting his first film outside Iran and is planning to present it at next year's Cannes.

Produced by France's MK2, Certified Copy started shooting after a 14-month delay on June 8, 2009, in the Chianti countryside in Tuscany, Italy.

The love story stars the Academy Award winning French actress Juliette Binoche and will be in French and in English in parts.

Filmmaker, painter, designer and photographer, Kiarostami has received many prestigious international awards, including the 1997 Cannes Golden Palm award and the 2008 Glory to the Filmmaker award of the Venice Film Festival.

He has also held a photo exhibition at Beijing's Imperial City Art Museum.

Kiarostami has staged Mozart's comic opera buffa, Cosi Fan Tutte at London's Coliseum Theater and the 2008 Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-provence in France.

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