We now have the first clip from director Sofia Coppola’s (Lost in Translation) upcoming film, Somewhere. The film stars Stephen Dorff as a movie star who begins to re-examine his life when he’s reunited with his 11-year-old daughter (played by Elle Fanning). Although it’s a brief clip, the melancholic tone that Sofia Coppola has been able to bring to all of her previous films is already evident and the film continues to look like a spiritual continuation of sorts to Lost in Translation. Somewhere is set to premier in a couple of weeks at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Be sure to check out the film’s excellent trailer if you haven’t already.
Hit the jump for the clip and full synopsis. Somewhere opens on December 22nd.
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For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Somewhere:
Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy A-List actor stumbling through a life of excess while living at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel. His days are a haze of drinks, girls, fast cars and fawning fans. Cocooned in this celebrity-induced artificial world, Johnny has lost all sense of his true self.
Until, that is, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) unexpectedly shows up and unwittingly begins to anchor him. Johnny’s fragile connection to real life slowly revives in her presence. So when the time comes fro Cleo to leave, his sense of loss is palpable, but the gift of hope she has also brought him leads to a beautiful, poetic denouement imbued with all of Coppola’s remarkable powers to conjure mood and atmosphere.