Through all the tragedy and killing and hopelessness seen at Cannes so far (there's a lot this year), it's a refreshing relief to see something with a little bit of insightful charm.
Enough charm to make me smile and laugh while watching, then grow warmly within me the more I think back to it.
Like Someone in Love is openly my first experience with Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (Homework, Certified Copy) and, coincidentally, it's also his first experience shooting in Japan with a fully Japanese cast.
The results aren't perfect, but despite its flaws, I've fallen in love with this film.
Seduced and Abandoned: Cannes Review (Today, May 19, 2013) - James Toback and Alec Baldwin -- along with Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain -- show what it's like to bring a project to the Cannes. read more ... read more
Stranger by the Lake: Cannes Review (2 days ago, May 17, 2013) - Writer-director Alain Guiraudie's latest feature, starring newcomers Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou, premieres in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section. read more ... read more
Suzanne: Cannes Review (3 days ago, May 16, 2013) - Sara Forestier and Francois Damiens star in writer-director Katell Quillevere's follow-up to her award-winning 2010 debut, "Love Like Poison." read more ... read more