5. Lost in Translation (2003)

Bill Murray in Lost in Translation

Film Club presents Lost in Translation (2003) by Sofia Coppola

Maybe it’s no surprise that the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the director of the Godfather, would also have a knack for film-making but I feel Sofia has proved her mastery with Lost in Translation. The film revolves around Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlet Johansson), two individuals at completely different points in theirs lives somehow stumbling into a miraculous relationship that is the centerpiece of the narrative. The film establishes a strong sense of alienation and loneliness set within the culturally foreign backdrop of Japan, whereupon the two characters begin their intimate encounter. Narratives aside, the film is also beautifully shot and the soundtrack is excellent to boot. One of my favourite films to revisit. I hope to see you guys there.

Screening on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
6:30 to 8:20 pm (running time is 104 minutes)
@ Psychology Building 155

Here’s the trailer:


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