Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s latest production Like Someone in Love is slated to hit French movie theaters in fall.
The Japanese-language drama will be screened in France starting from October 20, 2012.
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.
Like Someone in Love
will also be screened in the Netherlands from January 10, 2013.
Shot in Tokyo and the nearby city of Yokohama, the film 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 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.
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 lead actress Juliette Binoche.
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.
He has also held a photo exhibition at Beijing's Imperial City Art Museum.
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.