LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE 109 min
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
France/Japan 109 min 2012 Colour Japanese
Abbas Kiarostami (born 1940, Tehran; died 2016, Paris) studied at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, and originally worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator, and advertising filmmaker. In 1969, he co-founded the cinema division of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults (Kanoon) in Tehran. Since 1970, when he was 30 years old, he directed numerous films for which he received important awards and prizes all over the world, among them the Prix Roberto Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival (1992), the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), UNESCO’s Fellini gold medal (1997), the Konrad Wolf Preis of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin (2003), and the Praemium Imperiale (2004) awarded by the Japan Art Association.
In Tokyo, an elderly man and a student/escort girl take on different roles over the course of their unusual relationship. The young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with the widower over a period of two days.
Cast and Crew
Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryō Kase
COLOR / BLACK & WHITE