- Title: ITALY: Sofia Coppola and Stephen Dorff hit Venice red carpet
- Date: 4th September 2010
- Summary: (FILE) (ORIGINALLY 4:3 MATERIAL) (MEDUSA FILM - MUST COURTESY AND NO ARCHIVE OR WIRELESS USE) TRAILER CLIP FROM 'SOMEWHERE'
- Embargoed: 19th September 2010 13:00
- Location: Italy
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
- Reuters ID: LVA9YIRI2SV1PWTPSBNXOSAJP44N
- Story Text: Sofia Coppola's latest movie, premiering at Venice Film Festival on Friday (September 3) is a Hollywood insider's look at the life of an A-list actor -- five star hotels and Ferraris, adoration and sexual advances, but also loneliness, tiresome media attention and boredom.
Coppola and the cast, Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, happily signed autographs for fans who held out at the red carpet despite heavy rains pummelling Lido beach earlier during the day.
"Somewhere" is part comedy and part examination of a man's personal crisis, as Johnny Marco, played by Stephen Dorff, is finally forced to face the question of where a life so enviable on the surface is ultimately heading.
The daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola and an Oscar winner for her screenplay of "Lost in Translation" was in a rain-drenched Venice on Friday for the new film's world premiere.
Like "Lost in Translation" before it, much of the action is set in a hotel -- this time the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, a well known hangout for Hollywood glitterati, where Marco takes up residence following the breakdown of his marriage.
Numbed with pills and alcohol, Marco drifts from one party and partner to another, hires scantily-clad pole dancers to perform in his room and looks on bemused as journalists ask inane questions at press conferences.
The catalyst for change is the unexpected arrival of his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning), who is left with him for several weeks while her mother goes away.
Coppola underlines Marco's ennui with long takes, often without dialogue, including one where Dorff sits and smokes an entire cigarette and another where he drives his Ferrari around the same track time after time.
"Somewhere" has its U.S. theatrical release in late December.
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