the spirit of the times
What do Scarlett Johansson and Andrei Zvyagintsev have in common?
We’ll give you a second.
No, no, the answer is most certainly *not* “awkward covers of Tom Waits songs” (thank goodness - the world can only handle so many)!
Okay, we get it, you give up. The answer: Zvyagintsev (director of Cannes Special Jury Prize winner Elena) and Johansson both directed shorts for New York, I Love You, neither of which was used in the final cut. We haven’t seen ScarJo’s, but this (as in, the video above or to the left of this post, depending on how weird your browser window is) is Zvyagintsev’s. It’s called Apocrypha, and it follows a boy (whose father, we’re told, lives in what was once Joseph Brodsky’s apartment) with a camera.
There’s a brief Heather “Welcome to the Dollhouse” Matarazzo appearance in there as well!