Welcome to another The Films I’m Anticipating post, as part of the weekly series where I examine an upcoming release that grabs my attention and/or excites me. This week we are looking at the upcoming Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, Certified Copy) film Like Someone In Love.
Last year, word was spread that Iranian filmmaking legend Abbas Kiarostami was working on his upcoming film, The End, which was to be a dramatic romance thematically similar to 2010’s popular arthouse hit Certified Copy (which already has a scheduled release from the Criterion Collection). The film is to be the story of a young Japanese prostitute who strikes up an odd relationship with an elderly man. Until recently, this was all the information we had.
Then a few days ago, the name of the film was changed from The End to Like Someone In Love, and a trailer was leaked. You can see the trailer below (while it’s still there, it may be taken down in the next few days), and it indeed promises something beautiful and mysterious from the septuagenerian filmmaker.
So, watch the trailer, and be sure to let me know what you think. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? What Kiarostami films have you seen/do you plan to see? Did you like or dislike Certified Copy? Leave a comment below.