Like Someone in Love

Film/Video
Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Copyright Eurospace.

Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Copyright Eurospace.

Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Copyright Eurospace.

Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Copyright Eurospace.

Like Someone in Love

(Abbas Kiarostami, 2012)

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Fri, Mar 22, 2013Thu, Apr 4, 2013

“A wonderous film! Surpasses even the visual enticements of Kiarostami’s previous feature, Certified Copy.”—Richard Broday, New Yorker

“An intoxicating series of sleights-of-hand. Kiarostami masterfully plays with expectation; clichés are upended in both character arcs and manipulation of visual perspective. The result is a film that riffs beautifully on the jazz standard that gives it its title.” –LA Weekly

Fresh from the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy (with Juliette Binoche and Williams Shimell), master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (the wonderful 81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, here playing his first leading role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase). But as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it? (109 mins., DCP)

Neutral Milk Hotel

Tickets for Next@Wex Fest 2014—with headliner Neutral Milk Hotel, as well as Circulatory System and Connections—on sale now.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).