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Abbas Kiarostami Wants To Reteam With Juliette Binoche, Talks 'Like Someone In Love' & Weighs In On The 'Innocence Of Muslims'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 10, 2012 4:59 PM
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Perennial Iranian director/legend Abbas Kiarostami’s second filmmaking-holiday (the first being the wonderful “Certified Copy”) finds him in Japan, observing two days in the life of an unlikely trio: a student moonlighting as a call girl, her aged, patriarchal client, and the woman’s hot-head boyfriend. “Like Someone In Love” contains many of the auteur’s persistent fascinations -- long car rides, lengthy conversation, numerous off camera actions and characters, leisurely pacing -- but has the unfortunate position of coming directly after a very unique, wonderful piece of cinema. Reactions have been quite mixed since its first festival appearance early this year (our man at Cannes was not as impressed while this writer thought it was lovely) but most can agree that it’s a visually stunning film with plenty of substance to ruminate on.

Poster Roundup: New One Sheets For 'Great Expectations,' 'Holy Motors' & 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 9:38 AM
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Temperatures dipping everywhere mean at least two things for the cinema: arthouse and adaptation releases are gearing up for their end-of-year showcases, and this year is certainly no slouch when it comes to high-profile directors advertising their latest creations.

Michael Winterbottom's 'Everyday' Premieres At TIFF; 'Amour,' 'Something In The Air' & More Round Out Lineup

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 21, 2012 9:40 AM
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It's taken over a month to unveil the expansive, hugely exciting lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and with opening night (the premiere of Rian Johnson's "Looper") a little over two weeks away, the slate was finally completed this morning by a selection of announcements from the Masters, Mavericks and Discovery strands of the festival.

Fox Lands U.S. Rights To Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye To Language 3D'; 'Holy Motors,' 'Like Someone In Love,' 'Reality' & More Films Get Picked Up

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 12:20 PM
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Every major film festival ends with films being gobbled up by distributors, and the Cannes Film Festival is no different.

The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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A week from today, the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival will be getting underway on the south coast of France, opening with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and as ever, it's possibly the biggest date in the cinephile calendar, with a host of hotly-anticipated films set to premiere over the ten days that follow. A jury headed up by Nanni Moretti, and also including Andrea Arnold, Ewan McGregor, Alexander Payne, Diane Kruger and Jean-Paul Gaultier will have to decide which of over twenty films to award the Palme d'Or to, but while the competition will be typically fierce in competition, there's plenty of gems to find in the Directors' Fortnight, Un Certain Regard and Critics' Week sidebars too.

New Images From Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 6:48 PM
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Today is a good day to be an Abbas Kiarostami fan. Early this morning, a gorgeous trailer dropped for this next flim "Like Someone In Love" -- click here in case you missed it -- and now, a few new images from the movie have arrived via Paris Match to give you a further look at the film that is a strong contender to hit Cannes.

Watch: Endearing Teaser Trailer For Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese Romantic Drama 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 26, 2012 4:38 AM
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After taking the festival scene by storm last year with his Euro-set "Certified Copy," Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has now moved East with his latest effort, Japanese-language romantic drama "Like Someone In Love," formerly known as "The End."

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