My Blueberry Nights (2007)

  • World of Wong Kar Wai
  • 1h 30m
  • China, France, USA, Hong Kong

Though it was Wong’s first English-language film, My Blueberry Nights is in many ways an extension of his previous work: it began as a short film, originally meant to be part of the In the Mood for Love timeline, and is marked by the director’s typically romantic sensibility and dynamic manipulation of color (regular collaborator William Chang serves again as production designer and editor). Pop star Norah Jones makes her film debut as a heartbroken New Yorker who takes to the road after meeting a café owner (Jude Law), and along the way encounters others as lovesick and lonely as herself, including a down-on-her-luck gambler (Natalie Portman), a troubled cop (David Strathairn), and his estranged wife (Rachel Weisz). A free-flowing romance spanning New York, Memphis, and Las Vegas, My Blueberry Nights explores, with Wong’s charged affection, the suffering of heartbreak and the restorative vitality of the American landscape.

Director

Wong Kar Wai

Language

English

Subtitles

English

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