Returning to the film festival that gave him the Best Director Award in 1997 for “Happy Together”, Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai shakes off the shackles of his 5-year odyssey making “2046” to open the festival with his latest, “My Blueberry Nights”, a film about America starring British actor Jude Law (playing a Brit, for once) and R&B crooner Norah Jones in her acting debut. The film also co-stars Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz, and is about a young woman (Jones) who takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. You know, the usual Wong Kar Wai cinematic stuff. I.e. if you didn’t like Wong Kar Wai’s stuff before this movie, you ain’t gonna like his stuff after it.
The trailer is online, and you can take a gander at it here.
The Weinstein Company is releasing the film in limited release (i.e. New York, L.A., and few points in-between), but no dates have been set yet. I suggest getting your changes together to buy the import DVD when it comes out.
Read an in-depth review with Wong Kar Wai about his movie by the Hollywood Reporter here.
Some images from the film below: