…is the kind which mixes my interest in movies + music + literature.
Kinda like… Ahn Hung Tran + The Beatles + Haruki Murakami
Not to mention, the presence of one of Japan’s best (if not, the best) young actor of today, Kenichi Matsuyama…
…and we have “Norwegian Wood” — the big screen adaptation of one of Haruki Murakami’s best selling novel of the same name:
Norwegian Wood is the story of Toru Watanabe (Kenichi Matsuyama) as he looks back to the Summer of 1969. His Best friend just killed himself and he is slowly developing feelings for his best friend’s grieving girlfriend. As the girl he loves, Naoko (Rinko Kikuchi) fails to reciprocate his feelings, his attention turns to Midori, a classmate in Tokyo who is more than willing to share her life with him.
Judging from these stills, I am already excited about the cinematography. I’ve been in awe of Ahn Hung Tran ever since I saw “I Come with the Rain” and the movie just blew me away. Never mind if people don’t seem to get the very dark film, I simply loved it. So, my expectations for this movie is simply way up there… And with Kenichi (another anti-idol) and Rinko (Oscar nominee) on board, I can simply say that I have a feeling that this movie is gonna be really good.
I am no longer hoping that “Norwegian Wood” will be shown locally (and what? compete space and ticket sales with brainless entertainment that populate Pinoy theaters?). This early, I have asked The Queen to start trawling the net for me. Or maybe good old Makati Cinema Square can also help.