Like Someone in Love
2012, Abbas Kiarostami, France/Japan, 109 min.
With Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno
- Sat, Oct 26th 3:00pm
- Wed, Oct 30th 6:00pm
“Sinuous and beguiling…an elegant mystery that resonates beyond its final, jolting moment.”—Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
“Gorgeously acted by all…craftsmanship is so high, it makes everything else currently in theaters look slovenly.”—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
One night and day in the life of a Tokyo college student moonlighting as a call girl becomes a cinematic hall of mirrors in Kiarostami’s hands, working once again in an international mode following his hit CERTIFIED COPY. Sent to a high-level elderly client, Akiko finds his request for conversation and dinner rather than sex beyond her abilities. Intentions are ambiguous when the old man, his would-be seductress, and her jealous and impulsive boyfriend become tangled in an emotional triangle distinguished by half-truths and self-serving fiction. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)