New York Film Festival to present Kiarostami’s latest drama
Award-winning Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is scheduled to be screened at the 50th edition of New York Film Festival (NYFF).
Kiarostami’s latest drama is slated to be presented at the Special Screenings Section of the festival held by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.
Co-produced by France's MK2 and Japan's Eurospace, the film features a “contemporary relationship in today's Japan” and premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Shot in Tokyo and the nearby city of Yokohama, the Japanese-language drama depicts the unusual relationship between a student and a brilliant, elderly academic with a thematic concern in an impressive atmosphere.
The Japanese cast features television star Rin Takanashi as the young student and veteran actor Tadashi Okuno as the retired professor.
The USD 4.8-million picture, Like Someone in Love is Kiarostami's second production outside Iran after his successful Certified Copy, which was also produced by the French company, MK2.
Certified Copy was filmed in the Chianti countryside in Tuscany, Italy and premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film festival, where it won the Best Actress Award of the French festival for its leading actress Juliette Binoche.
Kiarostami’s second international venture Like Someone in Love is also programmed to hit the Netherlands’ movie theaters from January 2013.
As a filmmaker, painter, designer and photographer, Kiarostami has received many prestigious international awards, including the 1997 Cannes Golden Palm award and the 2008 Glory to the Filmmaker award of the Venice Film Festival.
Kiarostami has staged Mozart's comic opera buffa, Cosi Fan Tutte at London's Coliseum Theater and the 2008 Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-provence in France.
The 2012 New York Film Festival, which is slated to present 32 films, will run from September 28 to October 14.