NEW YORK “My Blueberry Nights” (2007) has been the first English language film and shot in America by the Chinese director Wong Kar-wai.
Elizabeth (the singer Norah Jones‘s debut on the big screen) leaves New York and travel towards California to forget the love that has betrayed her. She also leaves the new friend Jeremy (Jude Law), a manager of a small Café where every night she used to go to talk with him and to soothe the pain with a gorgeous blueberry pie and ice-cream. Elizabeth travels, works as a waitress in some pubs and knows some people with complicated and unhappy stories. Every encounter leads her to know more herself: these people she meets are like mirrors where she can reflects and defines her person. When she has learned this, she decides to return to New York and informs Jeremy, which during those 12 months of travel has constantly received postcards from her. The waiting, the desire and attraction combine them into a sublime, sensual and delicate kiss. In addition, the movie soundtrack is a delight: among other songs, The Story of Norah Jones, Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding and The Greatest by Cat Power. With great sophistication, the director moves the camera between windows, lights and mirrors, creating a poem of reflexes and sometimes dream-like atmosphere. A true masterpiece.
My Blueberry Nights (2007) – Wong Kar Wai