Like Someone in Love

Film - Feature | December 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A neon-and-glass Tokyo hipster bar may seem a long way from the time-forgotten Iranian villages of Kiarostami’s earlier films, but the great director’s last narrative feature finds many of his concerns the same, capturing how humans move within and are shaped by landscapes and how cinema blurs the line between reality and performance. Here, individuals blur that line just as easily, as our three characters try on new roles depending on their audience: a young student turned escort, or granddaughter, or lover; an older professor turned protector, or fool; and a young man turned respectful suitor, lover, or threat.

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