“When we understand each other, love ends. So in a sense, yes, love is the result of a misunderstanding. When we don’t understand someone, we fall in love with them. When we realize that individual’s truth, we say they weren’t who we thought. So love is nothing but an illusion. Fortunately we have this capacity, otherwise there’d only be one original, and everyone would fall in love with him or her.”—
Abbas Kiarostami, explaining his interpretation of CERTIFIED COPY.
You can find this quote along with a mess of other fun soundbites in the 15-minute Kiarostami interview that’s included as a supplement on Criterion’s Certified Copy dvd / blu-ray, which hits stores tomorrow. spoiler alert: the man rocks his dark sunglasses across the entire disc, even at night.