Somewhere

UPDATE: We will be showing The King’s Speech on April 3, 6 & 7.

No, it’s not The King’s Speech, which was supposed to be playing in this spot (Distributor Alliance Atlantis decided they could make more money by playing it at the World Exchange cinemas. If you’d like to let them know how you feel about the decision to yank the film from your neighbourhood cinema, why not leave a message on their Facebook page? You can also call them directly at 416-967-1164. I’m sure they’d be happy to hear from you.).

That said, Somewhere, the latest from director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette) is one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed films. This tale of a hard-living Hollywood actor who re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter pays him a surprise visit probably comes as much from first-hand experience and observation as it does from imagination for Coppola , who grew up with Francis Ford for a father and Nicolas Cage for a cousin.

“Coppola’s films are no stranger to this sort of world; each one has studied the psychic toll of isolation and privilege. Somewhere has strong echoes of Lost In Translation in particular, from the luxury hotels to an encounter with another country’s bizarre television, but the style—all understatement and studied long takes—breaks rewardingly with what she’s done before.” (A.V. Club)

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