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Abbas Kiarostami’s LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE opens Friday, 2/15!

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 by Lauren

This Friday IFC Films/Sundance Selects is proud to present the latest film by legendary director Abbas Kiarostami (CERTIFIED COPY). His second film in a row made outside of his native Iran, LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE brings Kiarostami’s indelible style to modern Japan.

Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (the wonderful 81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, here playing his first leading role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it?

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