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.

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3 thoughts on “Abbas Kiarostami’s Japanese Film: Like Someone In Love”

  1. Kiarostami is really pushing himself with the setting and cast. I enjoyed Certified Copy so I’m hoping that this is good as well. The ‘Bahaman’ watermark is rather amusing. We should thank him (or the person who uploaded this) for giving us an early glimpse although I’m sure the producers’ feel differently.

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