Chatelaine: Women Directors in Film: Lost in Translation (2003)
Women have been working behind the camera directing films from the beginning of the medium. It has only been recently that their contributions have been more widely recognized. Our film expert Walter Chaw has chosen these films that play witness to the international achievements of women directors. Check out Chaw’s contemporary film criticism at filmfreakcentral.net.
Sofia Coppola: Lost In Translation, 2003
Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson. In a brilliant bit of casting where art may be imitating life, Bill Murray plays an American movie actor whose fading film career has lead him to making commercials in Tokyo while nursing a sense of ennui and emptiness. Murray meets a neglected newly married woman (Johansson) and together they begin to occupy each other’s time and thoughts.
104 minutes. Rated R.