in about 100 words or less
US 102m, Colour
Director: Sofia Coppola; Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris
Lost in Translation is masterpiece of comedic drama that looks at loneliness, love and boredom through the brief intersection of its two principal characters: a Hollywood star in a mid-life crisis, and a recent college graduate who has yet to live her life. Meeting in a posh Tokyo hotel, the two become acquainted through their shared boredom and feelings of loneliness. A beautifully paced film, there is a palpable tension that realistically builds between the unlikely pair which is exquisitely expressed through their body language and what they choose not to say and do (Klaus Ming August 2013).