A writer with a career in decline arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Inspired by a drunken unresolved dream Coppola claims he had in Istanbul, and clearly invoking Coppola's own grief for his son's death (who died under circumstances similar to Baltimore's daughter), the film's autobiographical cues are not hard to miss, and neither is the fun Coppola is having with the generic conceits of small-town murder mysteries . . . www.twitchfilm.com
Cast: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley
Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola
Director of Photography: Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Film Editor: Robert Schafer
Composer: Osvaldo Golijov, Dan Deacon
Production Designer: Jimmy DiMarcellis
Costume Design: Marjorie Browers
Sound: Richard Beggs
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Production Company: American Zoetrope
World Sales: Pathé Distribution
Distributor: Pandastorm Pictures GmbH
Director: Francis Ford Coppola