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My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar Wai)

The new road movie / romantic comedy by Wong Kar Wai, starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Tim Roth, Rachel Weisz, and so on. Plus Darius Khondji is the DP, so we can expect soemthing really beautiful.


Based on a short film that Wong shot in Hong Kong, this sees a shopkeeper fall for a mysterious female client who eats blueberry pies. Jones stars as a young woman who travels across America to find the true meaning of love, encountering offbeat characters along the way.

Vid from the shooting :

A very interesting article from the New York Times :

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The release date in France is supposed to be in september.

For some reason I’m not very excited seeing another HK master going to the US. But Wong might be strong enough to keep his mind/style…

I think we can trust him on that : he has kept his style, and to be convinced just look at the casting, Norah Jones as the main actress ?? Not very mainstream, plus Jude Law, Natalire Portman and Tim Roth are worthy of the name :wink:

Can’t wait to see a trailer or a teaser.

The movie will open the Cannes film festival next month.

And another kissing picture has been released

I have my doubts because this is an American flick and because most likely even if it is great it will be cut to pieces by its greedy distributors. I have seen Fallen Angels, ITMFL, Chungking Express, and 2046 and can honestly say I am a huge fan of WKW though. I really need to see his other four flicks (plus Euros) before seeing this.

a new poster:

Why is Rachel Weisz on the poster ? Why not Norah Jones ? Can’t wait to see pics of Natalie Portman, haven’t seen any yet.

I hope Wong Kar Wai will get recognition at the Cannes Film Fest.

I saw the movie in Cannes. Lovely, very poetic, Norah Jones is excellent, so is Jude Law and Rachel Weisz. Darius Khondji did an excellent job, the chroma is beautiful. Any WKW fan won’t be disappointed.


did you also see We own the night in Cannes?

Sure ! If you wanna see it, go and don’t hesitate. I wrote a short review in the Track Your Pictures topic. If you liked The Yards by James Gray, you’ll love this one too. Phoenix, Wahlberg and Eva Mendes are all excellent, it’s not like they’re playing roles or anything, you feel something real in them, as if they’re living again bad memories, bad things, which happened to them in real life. It’s really dark, serious, no jokes at all, no time to breath or relax, you’re tensed from the begining to the end.

The movie is very classic but in a very positive way. Reflexion on brotherhood, redemption, love, pain and courage.

One sequence of cars chase under water is already cult. I won’t spoil more, but you’ll know what I’m talking about as soon as you’ve seen the movie. Tell me what you think of it :wink:

Thank you very much. But I don’t think it will come to my country this year :-[

Now I will go straight to the Track your Pictures topic ;D