"Like Someone in Love" is the title of the latest movie from Iran's master of cinema, Abbas Kiarostami, a man routinely cited as one of the world's great living filmmakers.
The title is taken from a popular song from 1944 by Jimmy van Heusen and Johnny Burke. We hear Ella Fitzgerald's 1957 version on the soundtrack; the professor who is one of the movie's two lead characters plays the recording in his apartment, while entertaining the other lead character, a college student who moonlights as a high-end call girl.
The meaning of the song in this context is elusive. Even after you see the movie, you may ask yourself: What is like someone in love? Or: Like someone in love with what? The one-word answer that seems to fit best is: cinema.