My, my, isn’t this a nice surprise? Out in the great and rocky expanse of YouTube, someone has been kind enough to post our first ever look at Abbas Kiarostami‘s latest film, Like Someone in Love. (Yes, the same project once titled The End.) Referred to as a “continuation” of last year’s terrific Certified Copy, Love sees Kiarostami take his first trip to Japan, chronicling “the unusual relationship between a student (Rin Takanashi), who works as prostitute on the side to pay for her studies, and a brilliant, elderly academic (Tadashi Okuno) who is one her clients.”
You probably couldn’t glean that from this teaser, which favors its title song (a rendition I can’t quite place) and pure images over aspects such as dialogue or plot. Not that I’ll complain when the footage in question comes from one of cinema’s living masters, nor, especially, when said footage is as carefully composed and visually resplendent as we’d expect. (Kiarostami fans will undoubtedly break a grin when glimpsing his trademark “car scene.”) I have to admit that, with a silent production, Love‘s existence was more or less erased from my mind — but, now, I’m reminded why this is one of our very most anticipated films of 2012. Let’s do it.
Watch the trailer below:
What do you think of this first trailer? Has Kiarostami’s latest been on your radar?
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