On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, short film director Rachel Harrison Gordon discusses Sofia Coppola’s quietly enthralling drama Lost In Translation…
On this week’s episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, filmmaker Rachel Harrison Gordon chats about her new short Broken Bird and reveals that her favourite movie is Lost in Translation. We discuss the performances of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, the interesting dynamic of their relationship and the way the film depicts Japanese culture.
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Broken Bird follows Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom in a New Jersey suburb, as she spends a rare visitation day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.
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