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Japan: Like Someone In Love

Metro Weekend Event: Last stop is Japan!

This film is in Japanese with English subtitles to tell the story of an old man meeting a young woman in Tokyo. It is a film that competed in Cannes Film Festival and Sundance should speaks of its quality. Watch the trailer and you will get a glimpse of the film's cinematography and softness/fragility of the film's central characters.

If there is interest, I am open to having coffee/drinks after the film.

I will be at the theatre at 2:10pm just inside the first set of doors.  Depending on the weather, I may wear a black hoodie or a black long coat.

Background info on the Director:

I am not familiar with the Director's work, but Abbas Kiarostami is an acclaimed Iranian filmmaker involved in screenwriting, directing and producing. He is famous for his Koker Trilogy. I found part 2 "Life and Nothing More" of the series on YouTube with English subtitles and it was beautifully filmed in Iran about the search of a Father (filmmaker) and his son of the two kids that previously starred in Part 1 "Where is the Friend's Home?" after an earthquake that killed 30,000 people in 1990.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMXF8uoPM3M

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Clarence figured the young man found the old man's address by putting a sensor in the car. I think the young guy followed him back from the pharmacy. Thoughts?

    April 15, 2013

    • Maria

      I'm sorry to hear that you didn't really enjoy the film. Personally, I really liked it, although I did find the ending very abrupt. As for your comment about how the young man got the address, that's something that we talked about over coffee after the film. We thought that maybe the former cop, the guy who had taken a sociology class in police school, might have had something to do with it. We also thought that maybe the boyfriend followed the old man home. I guess it's open to interpretation and guessing, right? I'd almost have to rewatch the film to see if there were any hints given somewhere earlier.

      April 15, 2013

    • Rico

      i like your post twila... it created a new spin on the movie... almost like a murder mystery... how did the fiance found them? could it be that the girl gave the address? perhaps it is setup where they will later the old man's money! how did she escape his beatings or why did he let her go? so much possibility if we twist the plot into a possible murder mystery! bwahaha

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not what I was expecting. Hollwood doesn't need to worry yet.

    April 15, 2013

  • Maria

    That was a fun meetup! Still trying to think through the movie, but I guess that's kind of the point, hey?

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Rico. I am coming and bringing a guest who has been to Japan. Thanks.Sorr

    April 14, 2013

    • Rico

      No problem Twila... no apologies needed. I am glad that you affirmed your RSVP! thanks

      April 14, 2013

  • Ben

    sorry. i won't be able to make it. i plan to be at the library for some-related stuff

    April 14, 2013

    • Ben

      *work-related stuff

      April 14, 2013

  • Rico

    I will be at the theatre by 2:10pm and will be at the lobby as you all know me by now! We will head in by 2:20pm.

    April 14, 2013

  • Maria

    Awesome choice, Rico! I'd wanted to see this one. Thanks for putting this one up.

    April 1, 2013

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