HBO has released the trailer for “Tokyo Project,” a short film starring Elisabeth Moss and produced by Lena Dunham. Giving the impression of “Lost in Translation” in miniature, it follows two expats (Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach) who share a brief encounter in Japan. Avail yourself of the trailer below.
Here’s the brief synopsis: “On a business trip to Tokyo, Sebastian explores the city with a mysterious woman he keeps running into wherever he goes, discovering heartbreakingly that the truth, and the past, are as elusive as love.” Theirs is a whimsical relationship — he asks what she takes pictures of (“perfect things, imperfect things”), while she says she sometimes feels like a ghost (“she’s there, but she’s not”).
Richard Shepard, who helmed 12 episodes of “Girls,” wrote and directed the short, which co-stars Shu Kakizawa and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. “Tokyo Project” airs on HBO on October 14.