Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ Takes the Golden Lion in Venice

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Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning in Somewhere
Photo: Focus Features

The San Franciso Gate reports Sofia Coppola’s new film, Somewhere, was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. The jury was headed by Quentin Tarantino who said the decision was unanimous.

Tarantino was quoted saying, “This was a film that enchanted us from our first screening. Yet from that first enchanting screening, it grew and grew and grew in both our hearts, in our analysis, in our minds, and in our affections.”

Focus Features will release Somewhere on December 22. The film centers on pampered A-list Hollywood actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff), whose living comfortably at the Chateau Marmont until his world is thrown for a loop when he’s visited by his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning). Along with Dorff and Fanning, the film co-stars Chris Pontius, Benicio del Toro, Michelle Monaghan and Alden Ehrenreich.

I have not yet seen the film, but reviews out of Venice were middling. Comparisons to Coppola’s Lost in Translation were made in virtually every review. However, the most consistent point made in the reviews was to say the film is relatively low-key throughout. I’ve attached the trailer directly below and you can click here for more information and photos.