Abbas Kiarostami’s Japanese Film: Like Someone In Love

Like Someone in Love

Release Date: Sometime during Cannes

Running Time: N/A

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Writer: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Denden, Ryo Kase

I must admit to being late to the Kiarostami train considering how long he has been working but when I reviewed Certified Copy two years ago I was impressed. Anyway when I heard that his follow up film was going to be set in Japan I was intrigued. It stars Rin Takanashi who starred in Goth: Love of Death, Denden who was in Cold Fish and Himizu and Ryo Kase who starred in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film Retribution. Like Someone in Love is in post-production with a screening at Cannes looking highly likely.

A young female student named Akiko (Rin Takanashi) works as a prostitute to pay off her univeisty fees. One of her clients is an elderly academic (Tadashi Okuno) who is fond of her. Soon a relationship develops between the two.