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First Look: Kiarostami Follows up 'Certified Copy' with Japanese 'Like Someone in Love' (Video)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 26, 2012 at 1:15PM

Abbas Kiarostami's follow up to 2011 favorite "Certified Copy" is "Like Someone in Love," and the below teaser offers a first look at what's in store...
"Like Someone in Love"
"Like Someone in Love"

Abbas Kiarostami's follow-up to 2011 favorite "Certified Copy" is now called "Like Someone in Love." The teaser below offers a first look at what's in store from Iran's master auteur. The story, set in Japan, follows the odd relationship between a woman (Rin Takanashi) who pays her school fees by prostituting herself, and one of her clients, a brilliant elderly academic (Tadashi Okuno). Ella Fitzgerald provides the teaser's soundtrack singing the titular song. "Certified Copy" debuted at Cannes 2010, where Juliette Binoche won Best Actress for her role. Will Kiarostami bring French/Japanese co-production "Like Someone in Love" to Cannes?

Watch the trailer below:

[via TheFilmStage]

This article is related to: Directors, Foreign, Trailers, Video, Video, Cannes

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.