YI JIAN’s review published on Letterboxd:
Look over here. Look at this pretty, pretty film. Look at this wacky and vibrant city they call Tokyo. Look at the ocean of neon signs and how the city seems to come alive at night because of them. Listen to the busy crowds, the clinking of glasses. Listen to the girl as she takes on half the world. Listen to the old man and the young girl whisper, then watch as the city swallows up their words, the giant wave of Japanese phrases drowning theirs. Look at these two lost souls finding each other at the right place but the wrong time. Look at the exhaustion in their eyes, hear the regret in their sighs. Forget that they're actors, forget that this is a film. Instead, feel their genuine emotions. Marvel at the exciting city and it's people. Get lost in Sofia Coppola's vision, forever.
"Let's never come here again because it would never be as much fun." I wish at some point in my life, I'll get the chance to say these words as well. As xenophobic as it may be, Lost in translation only makes me yearn to visit Japan even more.
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