Wong Kar-wai and Norah Jones on "My Blueberry Nights"

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai has made his first-ever English-language film, "My Blueberry Nights"; musician Norah Jones has tried her hand at acting as co-star in the film. Wong describes "My Blueberry Nights" as "a story of a woman who takes the long route instead of the short one to meet up with the man she loves."

Event: The Museum of the Moving Image presents “An Evening With Wong Kar-wai” with an introduction by Ang Lee
Thursday, April 3 at 7 pm
The Times Center
242 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
For tickets, call (718) 784-4520 or go here.

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Norah Jones and Wong Kar Wai
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Comments [3]

al oof from brooklyn

leonard, really? i mean, what does a film directed by a chinese man -feel- like? what does it mean when it 'doesn't' feel that way? you think chinese directors are so different than americans? why didn't you just say "it felt almost like there was a white american director!"


Apr. 03 2008 12:30 PM
Allison from UWS Manhattan

I was delighted that the film was shot at the lovely Palachinka Cafe in Soho - my favorite spot in the city where I met my boyfriend - an authentic, old fashioned creperie that was barely keeping itself alive. Six months after filming, the cafe has closed down due to rising rent. Another example of how the city's jewels are biting the dust. Can they comment?

Apr. 03 2008 12:15 PM
Liane Lau from NY

If there is a Q&A session, for the discussion with WKW. I wanted to know what the signficance was for Mr. Wong Kar Wai regarding why he was filming this particular film in the America? Why now? Why not 10 years ago, or 5 years from now? What is the signficance of making an English language film now? And a follow up - why cast Hollywood stars? Thanks. -Liane

Apr. 03 2008 10:39 AM

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