HBO’s short film presentation of Tokyo Project is an intriguing proposition coming from the great cable network. It’s a way to showcase idiosyncratic cinema from unique talents (in this case, The Matador writer/director Richard Shepard), while not being a brand new series or feature length film. Pretty smart, actually, and perhaps something our new media channels can introduce across the board.
Starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Lola Versus), there’s a lovely ethereal quality to the tale of two strangers meeting and bonding in the titular city. Shades of Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation abound, though it seems Project delves into a much more physical relationship than that film did.
Take a look at the trailer:
Tokyo Project was an official selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Fest, and is set to air on HBO October 14. Produced by Lena Dunham, there’s a full-blown Girls reunion going on (as both Shepard and Moss-Bachrach worked on the hit series), and we here at BMD should have some rather spectacular coverage of the film coming very soon.