Like Someone in Love ★★★★½

"Que sera, sera..." becomes a philosophy for cinema itself. If we're concerned about outcomes, Kiarostami seems to be arguing, we're watching for the wrong reasons. Appropriately, this is a parade of grace notes and given the subtle observations that fill this film, the incredible sense of atmosphere (especially given the commonplace locations used) and the deft but obvious shifts in tone here, he's certainly making his argument well. While the thematic focus on putting up false appearances in romantic relationships is potent, I especially liked the film's insistent adventurousness. Even though there's a clear narrative throughout, this almost feels like four distinct short films, divided by catnaps.

83/100