Review: 「ライク・サムワン・イン・ラブ」 (Raiku Samuwan in Rabu/Like Someone in Love)

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  1. Interesting review. I’m still not convinced that I missed anything overly good here that justified watching it over my other festival picks. I still get the feeling that, like with Certified Copy, you have to be in the most receptive mood and prepared to drop scepticism willing to be challenged and have your intellectual nose tweaked for it to work.

    1. It’s a good movie and it’s certainly one were you can see the director is experienced (perhaps good to watch you if are interested in filmmaking and want to compare to a newbie director), but it wasn’t the most memorable one of the LFF. I would rewatch it and I do recommend it, but it isn’t life-changing like some newbie films are (a new, raw talent grabs your attention) or like something like Farhadi’s A Separation that throws your mind into turmoil for the next few days/weeks/months.

      It’s not too intellectual I think – but there is little that happens and things like cinematography, sound, etc. play as much a role as the characters themselves. It’s not a movie you will walk out of feeling all cheery about humanity though, not with these rather unlikeable individuals.

      1. Hmmm, I’m not sure I would say it’s like watching a film by Kim Ki-duk, they are rather different filmmakers, with different interests. But they are both festival directors and arthouse film directors…

        Yeah, it’s not a film that absolutely needs the large screen, DVD would be just as fine. And it’s certain to get a home release, indeed, I think New Wave, who are doing the cinema release, are the ones who’ll also do the home release.

  2. Alua, I was jesting! 😉

    Kiarostami and Kim Ki-Duk have two totally different styles. Although I have only seen one Kiarostami film I’m reckon that Kim Ki-Duk is much more raw and angry. I’m going to have to do a season dedicated to him.

    1. I can’t much compare them either, I’ve only seen 1 Kiarostami (this one) and 3 Kim Ki-duk (3-Iron; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring…; Arirang).

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