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The Sofia Coppola watchlist: Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides and more

Written by Anvita Singh
| New Delhi |

October 21, 2020 4:00:14 pm

(From left) Stills from Misplaced in Translation and The Virgin Suicides (Photograph: Focus Options,

As director Sofia Coppola’s subsequent On the Rocks is able to hit Apple TV+ on October 23, we thought it’s solely truthful to revisit a number of the filmmaker’s earlier works. For these of you not aware of Sofia’s quick however spectacular filmography, this listicle will level you in the correct route.

The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola wrote, directed and launched this American teen drama about troubled youth and society in 1999. The Virgin Suicides was a movie that handled the problem of psychological well being, parenting, pressured isolation and threw gentle on how the modern-day society perceived the American youth. It featured the proficient forged of Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner in pivotal roles. The film drew a variety of essential acclaim upon its launch.

Misplaced in Translation

Simply her greatest work, Misplaced in Translation is basically a romantic comedy, glittering with tinges of melancholia. A sense that each its lead characters are affected by — Invoice Murray’s Bob Harris and Scarlett Johansson’s Charlotte. Whereas Bob is a fading film star, Charlotte is a school graduate. They cross paths in Tokyo and an unlikely relationship begins to develop. The film remains to be remembered fondly for its good script, stellar lead performances and novel method of storytelling.


A unique tackle the Hollywood way of life, Someplace featured Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning in lead roles. Launched in 2010, the movie targeted on the type of emotional vacancy a profitable actor feels. Within the film, Dorff performs the star whereas Fanning essays the function of his daughter. As soon as Cleo (Fanning) totally enters Johnny’s (Dorff) life, he begins to tackle extra duty. A whimsical, considerably sluggish however delicate film, Someplace doesn’t essentially has a lot of a plot arc, it’s a character-driven story and does that job splendidly properly.

Marie Antoinette

This Kirsten Dunst-starrer had the critics up in arms. They simply couldn’t choose one opinion concerning the movie, whether or not they preferred it or not. However that’s maybe essentially the most fascinating factor about this era drama of the beheaded French queen. What it lacked in character improvement, it made up with type and charisma. Positively price a watch, particularly for its strategy to a historic drama.

The Beguiled

The 2017 film is sluggish and suffers from some structural failings. Nevertheless, it does evoke thrill. There’s a darkish, quiet longing about it that retains you hooked. A Civil Battle drama a couple of abandoned soldier who takes shelter in an all-female boarding college, The Beguiled works due to its good route and charming performances. It has Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in vital components.

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