Wednesday, 16 May 2007

WONG KAR WAI's "My Blueberry Nights"

As the festivities begin in Cannes, the trailer for "My Blueberry Nights" which will be opening this year's festival has appeared HERE. The latest from Wong Kar Wai, it is his first English-language film and features Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris, Tim Roth, and David Strathairn.

Wong Kar Wai describes the film as an off the cuff road movie and the film was shot in seven weeks in New York, Memphis, Las Vegas and Ely, Nevada. The idea for the film developed when The Lady from Shanghai (starring Nicole Kidman and set in Russia, Shanghai, & New York) was postponed.

In regard to Norah Jones' acting debut, Wai was so confident in her natural ability and presence that he instructed her not to take acting lessons. My Blueberry Nights has been acquired by the Weinstein Company for American distribution and will premiere today at the opening of Cannes.

EDIT: And here is the trailer...

New York Times Article
Beyond Hollywood (more pics)
Ultrabrown (more pics)
SlashFilm Article
Trailer - CommeauCinema

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...