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Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings

Fri 8 Oct 2010
(Mic Macs - A Tire L'Arigot)

Fri 22 Oct 2010
His and Hers

Fri 5 Nov 2010
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The
(Män som hatar kvinnor)

Fri 19 Nov 2010
Last Night As I Lay Dreaming
(A tribute to Robbie McMahon of SpancilHill)

Fri 3 Dec 2010

Fri 17 Dec 2010
The Snowman

Lost In Translation

2003 - Sofia Coppola - 101 - USA/Japan

Fri 10 Dec 2004 at 8.30pm
Astor Cinema, Scariff

Midnight Court Rating: 4.7 (38 votes)

Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation
Storyline: Two people, marooned in Tokyo, form an unexpected allegiance. Charlotte is the young wife of a photographer dude, left alone whilst he shoots bands and movie starlets; Bob is an older, jaded actor, there to fulfill a lucrative advertising contract. Unable to sleep, they run into each other late one night in the hotel bar, and from then on in, can’t seem to shake their mutual fascination. She’s drifting, trying to figure out who she is; he’s doing the same, for different reasons. ‘Does it get any easier?’ asks Charlotte at one point. The dynamic between the two actors is a joy to watch: this is Bill Murray’s best performance since Groundhog Day, and Scarlett Johansson (Ghostworld, Girl with a Pearl Earring) once again convinces that she is in a class of her own. Tokyo is a hugely seductive presence, gorgeous looking but always just slipping away from comprehension, and the cultural divides are unfailingly treated with affectionate humour. An inspired karaoke sequence is worth the price of admission alone (though you’ll never hear those songs in the same way again), just one of the treats in this enticing mix of hipster style and old-school family film-making savvy. After the cool and engaging debut that was The Virgin Suicides, expectations run high for Sofia Coppola’s second feature. Happily, Lost in Translation is an irresistible beauty, and will gently steal its way into your heart and your head.

“One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts.' -- Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

“Murray is sublime.” - The Guardian

“Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years. Lost in Translation is found gold. One of the year’s best pictures.” - Rolling Stone

“Bill Murray is magnificent.” - The Daily Telegraph

Winner - Best Actor & Director / New York Film Critics
Winner - Best Actor & Best Actress & Director / Boston Society of Film Critics 2003
Winner - Best Film & Best Actor / San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Winner - Best Original Screenplay / Academy Awards 2004
Winner - Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Editing / BAFTA Awards

Genre: Drma

Verdicts from the Midnight Court

Previous Screenings

Fri 10 Jun 2005

Fri 3 Jun 2005
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Fri 27 May 2005
Since Otar Left

Fri 20 May 2005
Old Boy

Fri 13 May 2005
The Motorcycle Diaries

Fri 6 May 2005
The Return

Fri 29 Apr 2005

Fri 22 Apr 2005

Fri 15 Apr 2005
American Splendor

Sat 9 Apr 2005
Ae Fond Kiss

Sat 12 Mar 2005
EXTRA The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 11 Mar 2005
The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 25 Feb 2005
Fahrenheit 9/11

Fri 11 Feb 2005
Bad Education

Fri 28 Jan 2005
The Station Agent

Thu 13 Jan 2005
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Fri 10 Dec 2004
Lost In Translation

Fri 3 Dec 2004
(Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself)

Fri 26 Nov 2004

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Raising Victor Vargas

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Far From Heaven

Fri 5 Nov 2004
Together With You

Fri 29 Oct 2004
Capturing The Friedmans

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Goodbye Lenin

Fri 15 Oct 2004
Mother, The

Fri 8 Oct 2004

Fri 1 Oct 2004
Death In Venice
(Morte a Venezia)

Fri 24 Sep 2004
Noi Albinoi

Fri 17 Sep 2004
Barbarian Invasions
(Les Invasions Barbares)

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Amandla ! A revolution in 4 part harmony

Fri 12 Dec 2003
City Of God (2)

Fri 28 Nov 2003
8 Women

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Nine Queens

Sat 1 Nov 2003
Documentary festival

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Divine Intervention

Fri 3 Oct 2003
Talk To Her

Fri 19 Sep 2003
Italian For Beginners

Fri 4 Apr 2003
No Mans Land

Fri 21 Mar 2003
Sex and Lucia
(Lucia Y El Sexo)

Fri 7 Mar 2003
Divided We Fall

Fri 7 Feb 2003
The Closet
(Le Placard)

Fri 24 Jan 2003
Salaam Bombay

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Y Tu Mama Tambien
(And Your Mother Too)

Fri 13 Dec 2002
Lagaan, Once Upon A Time In India

Fri 29 Nov 2002
George Washington

Fri 15 Nov 2002
The Taste of Others
(Le Goût Des Autres)

Fri 1 Nov 2002
The Devil's Backbone
(El Espinazo del Diablo)

Fri 18 Oct 2002
The Princess and The Warrior

Fri 4 Oct 2002
Aimée et Jaguar

Fri 20 Sep 2002

Fri 6 Sep 2002
Monsoon Wedding

Wed 29 May 2002

Fri 22 Mar 2002

Fri 8 Mar 2002
Tears of the Black Tiger

Fri 22 Feb 2002

Fri 25 Jan 2002
The Dish

Fri 18 Jan 2002

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Antonia’s Line

Thu 9 Dec 1999
Feng Yue
(Temptress Moon)

Thu 25 Nov 1999
Life is Beautiful

Thu 11 Nov 1999
The Sweet Hereafter

Thu 28 Oct 1999
Short Cuts

Thu 14 Oct 1999