In suggested viewing order
  1. Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011)
    Reason I brought up Lars von Trier. They're related. Very different sensibilities. There's a sentiment I feel with this film that reminds me of your Tokyo script.
  2. Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992)
    Based on the spoof biography by Virginia Woolfe. Watched in class and I think it's worth familiarizing with the book before watching. It's very much a film. She had very interesting adaptation challenges (character changes sex randomly halfway through, doesn't age despite film spanning 60 years). For Invisible Man, obviously.
  3. My Dinner with André (Louis Malle, 1981)
    Meeting old friend element for Tokyo then full on for the "dialogue transporting viewer through time" element. Keep in mind when watching Horace and Pete episode 3.
  4. In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, 2012)
    Tourist in a foreign country. Randomness. Good intro to Hong.
  5. Claire's Knee (Éric Rohmer, 1970)
    Love and morals are at the foreground but his formula is based on an outsider who is visiting.
  6. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)
    Reminds me less of Tokyo because it's more story heavy than In Another Country. I liked this more though. Also watch his: Night and Day (2008)