Abbas Kiarostami

Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Abbas Kiarostami has spent his incomparable career exploring the spaces that separate illusion from reality and the simulated from the authentic. At first, his extraordinary and sly Like Someone in Love, which finds the Iranian director in Tokyo, may appear to be among his most straightforward films. Yet with this simple story of the growing bond between a young student and part-time call girl and a grandfatherly client, Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.

Film Info

  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • Japan, France
  • 2012
  • 109 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Japanese
  • Spine #708

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New digital master, approved by director Abbas Kiarostami, with 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Forty-five-minute documentary on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar and critic Nico Baumbach
    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New digital master, approved by director Abbas Kiarostami, with 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Forty-five-minute documentary on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar and critic Nico Baumbach
    New cover by Sarah Habibi
Like Someone in Love
Cast
Tadashi Okuno
Takashi Watanabe
Rin Takanashi
Akiko
Ryo Kase
Noriaki
Denden
Hiroshi
Reiko Mori
Nagisa
Mihoko Suzuki
The neighbor
Hiroyuki Kishi
Old student
Credits
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Produced by
Marin Karmitz
Produced by
Kenzo Horikoshi
Associate producers
Nathanaël Karmitz
Associate producers
Charles Gillibert
Original screenplay
Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography
Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by
Bahman Kiarostami
Assistant editor
Edishogo Yokoyama
Sound mixers
Nobuyuki Kikuchi
Sound mixers
Mohamadreza Delpak

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Abbas Kiarostami on Like Someone in Love
Abbas Kiarostami on Like Someone in Love

In April, the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami made a special onstage appearance at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss both his career and his latest film, Like Someone in Love, available from the Criterion Collection. We were there …

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