by Marc Saint-Cyr
Previously on the site, we've reported the progress in Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's most recent feature film following 2010's "Certified Copy," which is set in Japan and focuses on a young female student (Rin Takanashi) who works as a prostitute to help pay off her fees and one of her clients, an elderly academic (Tadashi Okuno). Formerly known as "The End," it seems the project has been renamed as "Like Someone in Love," which is nicely illustrated by the new teaser trailer that has recently surfaced online (via The Film Stage). Set to the titular song as sung by Ella Fitzgerald, it provides a calm and rather lovely tone that will hopefully carry on into the finished film. As the Cannes Film Festival draws closer, speculation continues to grow surrounding both what will be included in the assorted lineups and what actually stands a chance of winning the Palme d'Or. It probably wouldn't be too much to imagine Kiarostami's latest at least turning up at the festival this year.
Here's the trailer (click its main title to view it in a larger window at Youtube):
UPDATE (03/28): Well, it seems the powers that be (specifically, the ones at MK2 International) have temporarily yanked the leaked teaser trailer off Youtube. However, while we wait for an official trailer to arrive, there are still three beautiful stills from the film (including the one below) that you can check out courtesy of The Playlist.