Sofia Coppola’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Sofia Coppola’s Adventures in Moviegoing

11 Episodes

As the director of some of the most singular and stylish films of the last two decades—including LOST IN TRANSLATION, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES and THE BEGUILED—Sofia Coppola is perhaps unsurprisingly drawn to movies that feature strong auteur visions, a keen attention to atmosphere and mood, and a touch of cool. She sits down with Criterion president Peter Becker to discuss memorable viewing experiences—from falling in love with Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS at the age of twelve to discovering Rainer Werner Fassbinder deep cut FEAR OF FEAR during a recent retrospective—as well as the mesmerizing cinematic rhythms of Chantal Akerman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Wong Kar-wai.

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Sofia Coppola’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Sofia Coppola in Conversation

    Episode 1

    Sofia Coppola discusses growing up in a household of legendary cinephiles, the works that opened her eyes to the possibilities of moviemaking, and the films she wants to share with her own children.

  • Sofia Coppola on LA NOTTE

    Episode 2

  • La notte

    Episode 3

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1961 • Italy
    Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti

    This psychologically acute, visually striking modernist work was director Michelangelo Antonioni’s follow-up to the epochal L’AVVENTURA. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a n...

  • Sofia Coppola on JEANNE DIELMAN

    Episode 4

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Episode 5

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • Belgium
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte

    A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores ...

  • Sofia Coppola on FEAR OF FEAR

    Episode 6

  • Fear of Fear

    Episode 7

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1975 • West Germany
    Starring Margit Cartensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira

    A woman in a stable-but-passionless marriage suddenly begins to lose her mind when she becomes pregnant with her second child.


    Episode 8

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Episode 9

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1984 • United States, Germany
    Starring John Lurie, Richard Edson, Eszter Balint

    With this breakout film, Jim Jarmusch established himself as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning independent-film scene, a road-movie poet with an affinity for Americana at it...

  • Sofia Coppola on IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

    Episode 10

  • In the Mood for Love

    Episode 11

    Directed by Wong Kar Wai • 2000 • Hong Kong
    Starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk

    Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery abo...