What the U.S. looks like through their eyes of a foreign director

 

With his ever-present sunglasses and cultivated mystique, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai has become one of the most distinct brand names on the international cinema circuit. His latest, "My Blueberry Nights," which opened Friday in Los Angeles, has all the tell-tale signs of previous films such as "In the Mood for Love" or "2046" -- interconnecting story lines, an eclectic soundtrack, attractive performers and a dreamy, impressionistic style that adds up to a delirious meditation on romantic love and longing.

Though he previously shot outside Asia when he made "Happy Together" in Argentina, "My Blueberry Nights" marks the first time Wong has worked in English and filmed in the United States.

(LA Times)


Commentary, Directors, Filmmaking, International Cinema


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