(Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Joon-ho Bong, 2008)
Do ANY of these projects featuring multiple directors’ take on a single subject, especially a location, hang together as a full film?
The collaboration seems mushy and not much about its subject. That is, unless you consider that life in Tokyo includes the impossibility of finding an apartment, deranged lunatics and loneliness. But isn’t that prevalent in many modern cities?
Best of the bunch is “Shaking Tokyo”, directed by Bong, featuring a reclusive man who is pulled out of his self-imposed prison by deux ex machina/love. It’s not great, but it’s at least more even and intriguing than the rest.