Guardian Interview With Sofia Coppola

Posted Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Sofia Coppola's new film Somewhere is about a man who's lost in the movie business - until he rediscovers his daughter. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw asks "Is it at all autobiographical?"

Coppola's fourth film, and her first for four years, it tells the story of a feckless, pampered movie star, Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff) as he lives a luxurious, meaningless life in the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles; drifting as if on an inflatable in a Hockneyesque pool. Frequently boozing and womanising, he is still often unhappily alone and, like a teenager in his bedroom, sometimes gets called down by the grownups to do publicity events for his latest action movie. In career and personal terms, he is on the verge of stagnation, but his life gets turned around when he has to look after Cleo (Elle Fanning), his 11-year-old daughter from a failed relationship.

Check out the full article on the Guardian website.