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Cinema Iranica (April 16, 2024) Like Someone in Love. Retrieved from https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/like-someone-in-love/.
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This film is the last work that was released during Kiarostami’s lifetime. It was shot in Japan and employed Japanese actors and some Japanese film crew. Like Someone in Love is similar to other films by Kiarostami in the sense that the lead male figure represents the filmmaker’s alter ego. As Kiarostami ages, we see his alter ego also ages and changes his perspective in life. The eighty-something-year-old man in the film still does not have concrete answer to the questions of love, romance, and affection. His view of love is melancholic and oblique. Yet, the idea of romance as a form of physical intimacy finally gets closer to fulfilment in this film. As a result, Kiarostami in his finale trespasses the idea of non-physical, mystical love that was entertained in most of his films since he made Report in the late 1970s.