Recent Mood

Just a brief recommendation:

I rewatched Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” recently, it’s always been a favorite, a dreamy mood piece that showcases Coppola’s skill in weaving together both melancholy and humor in a subtle, simple style. I see it as mature and distinct in its portrayal of the two strangers’ connection. The pace is relaxed and the palette is muted and soft, much like the characters, I think.

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I like that although Coppola does show pieces of the Tokyo life and culture, and the city landscape remains as the backdrop for many scenes, the focus is on the two visiting strangers and the subtle intimacy that grows between them during their stay in confusing (to them), chaotic Tokyo.

And the bittersweet ending (for those who have already seen it….?):