Shot entirely on location in Japan, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is a valentine to the nature of close friendships and to the city of Tokyo. Ms. Coppola's film, from her original screenplay, contemplates the unexpected connections we make that might not last - yet stay with us forever.
She then wrote and directed the short film Lick the Star (which world-premiered at the Venice International Film Festival), followed by the feature The Virgin Suicides.
Ms. Coppola wrote the screenplay for the latter film, adapting it from Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides' novel of the same name. The movie starred Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen Turner. A world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, The Virgin Suicides subsequently earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Sophia Coppola
Written by: Sophia Coppola
Produced by: Ross Katz, Sophia Coppola
Cinematography: Lance Acord
Editing: Sarah Flack
Production Design: Anne Ross, K.K. Barrett
Costume Design: Nancy Steiner
Original Score: Kevin Shields
Sound Design: Richard Beggs
Main Cast: Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte), Bill Murray (Bob Harris), Akiko Takeshita (Ms. Kawasaki ), Giovanni Ribisi (John), Fumihiro Hayashi (Charlie), Hiroko Kawasaki (Hiroko), Anna Faris (Kelly)
Nominations and Awards
- Screen International Award (for a non-European film) 2003