Lost in Translation at QV Outdoor Cinema Melbourne

Lost in Translation PG

Friday 15 February 8.30pm

  • Runtime: 105mins
  • Released: 2003
  • Stars: Bill Murray,¬†Scarlett Johansson,¬†Giovanni Ribisi
  • Director: Sofia Coppola

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Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson and directed by Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation is the story of faded movie star and a neglected young woman who form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Charlotte, fresh out of Yale with a degree in philosophy, is in Tokyo with her husband, a photographer whose work takes him away that week. She’s adrift, her soul on ice. Bob, mid-50s, a semi-retired movie star, is there to make $2 million doing a Scotch ad. At home are a wife and young children, but he’s jaded and melancholy. Both are jet-lagged, and Tokyo’s culture and language push them further off kilter. When they meet in the hotel bar and spend their free time together for a few days, possibilities arise amidst the losses. Their friendship becomes an experience: does he have something to teach; can she reconnect him to life?