In Italy to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a young French woman (Binoche) and jets off to San Gimignano with her.
It’s true that Elizabeth Taylor took with her an entire era of movie stardom when she died last week. But she didn’t take everything. For instance, we still have Juliette Binoche, who, unlike Taylor, is in command of both a solar and a lunar radiance. In other words, dogs howl as often as men. Her new picture, “Certified Copy,’’ is almost completely a daylight affair. It’s set in the Tuscan region of Arezzo where, playing a French antiques dealer whom the movie labels only as “She,’’ Binoche is required to roam the winding streets and fountain-centric plazas. The walk appears to be a direct extension of the character’s state of mind: She’s emotionally itinerant, too.