Like Someone in Love

| 2013 | 109 min. | |
A Film by Abbas Kiarostami

Sunday March 24, 2013

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Abbas Kiarostami

When Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno), a committed academic constantly distracted by work-related phone calls. The lonely widower seems far more interested in playing house than having sex, however, and the young woman soon falls asleep. The next day, when the two encounter Akiko’s volatile boyfriend Noriaki (Ryo Kase), Takashi plays into Noriaki’s assumption that he is actually Akiko’s grandfather. As the three settle into their new roles, Takashi finds himself becoming the protector that Akiko so desperately needs.

"The latest small, perplexing masterpiece from the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who in recent years has chosen the path of a world director."
--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Every shot - everything you see, and everything you don't - imparts a disturbing and thrilling sense of discovery."
--Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Like Someone in Love boasts gently insightful moments, but sometimes Kiarostami just seems like a wide-eyed tourist in unbuttoned Tokyo, the anti-Tehran."
--Mark Jenkins, NPR

"The many trips through Tokyo, filmed incisively from moving vehicles, infuse the rich texture of the city with a startling emotional intensity and a sense of teeming ambient drama ..."
--Richard Brody, New Yorker

Nominated for the Pal d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

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