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Tuscany is Ready for Her Close-Up

Tuscany is Ready for Her Close-Up

The chequered film career of a much-loved landscape

But where's Tuscany? William Shimell and Juliette Binoche in 'Certified Copy'

As befits a film set in Tuscany, Certified Copy is an international affair. It stars Juliette Binoche as a French gallery owner and William Shimell as an English art historian. Its Iranian director is Abbas Kiarostami. The dialogue is in three languages. It’s the latest of la bella Toscana’s many starring roles in what’s been - let's face it - a chequered sort of film career.

Tuscany is a kind of topographical sex symbol, and you rarely get to see beyond the inviting contours

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Interesting points raised here. Who knows, I might even steel myself to see Tea with Mussolini now. My favourite of the batch is one you don't mention, Enchanted April, a chocolate-box of a film graced (or saved, depending on which way you look at it) by compelling performances.

My apologies (I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to reading long articles on the web) - you did mention it, and I agree that it starts shamelessly, but the acting does i think redeem it.

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