Walking around hot and humid downtown Manhattan tonight, I was frankly stunned to spot filmmaker Wong Kar Wai (pictured center). It turns out that movie shooting near Canal St. is “My Blueberry Nights,” Wong’s first English-language film. After midnight, I observed for a bit and then snapped a quick pic from across the street as WKW leaned up against a doorway to plan a shot inside a bakery.
The D.P. on the film is Darius Khondji and as we reported in indieWIRE during Cannes, the movie stars Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and others. It is described as the story of “a young woman who travels across America to find answers to her questions about the true meaning of love. Along the way, she encounters a series of offbeat denizens…”
[photo © eugene hernandez]