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LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

France / Japan, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Accent on Asia)

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

Like Someone in Love offers its most complete pleasures as a quietly pristine showcase for Kiarostami's undiminished craft.” - Variety

A young escort named Akiko (Rin Takanashi), disenchanted with her work, is called out to a new client: the shy and elderly Takashi (Tadashi Okuno), a committed academic constantly distracted by work-related phone calls. When the two encounter Akiko's macho boyfriend Noriaki (Ryo Kase), Takashi plays into Noriaki's assumption that he is actually Akiko's grandfather. As the three settle into their new roles, Takashi finds himself becoming the protector that Akiko so desperately needs.

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami follows his unconventional Tuscany-set love film Certified Copy (MIFF 10) with a beguiling story that deliberately evokes the style of Ozu. This beautiful film takes advantage of its striking Tokyo setting, and will both delight and surprise fans of Kiarostami.

D/S Abbas Kiarostami P Marin Karmitz, Kenzo Horikoshi WS MK2 L Japanese w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012

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