Norwegian Wood by Anh Hung Tran

A true festival gem. Projecting on 35mm brings the audience closer to traditional cinema formats. Fantastic lighting, cinematography, playing with focus, filming at times in counterdirection regarding the actual movement of the action.

The soundtrack contains The Beatles Norwegian Wood but also The Doors Indian Summer ballad.

The film is unbearable for those used to main stream Hollywood cinema and a true gem to film festival goers who are used to a slower pace of the Asian cinema and can appreciate its charm.

The story is touching and beautifully filmed. Six stars out of six for those connaisseurs among the audiences. A long, slow peaceful love story at times painfully truthful.

An amazing, beautiful film.

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Filed under 2011 cinema releases, film reviews

One response to “Norwegian Wood by Anh Hung Tran

  1. I thought it looked amazing but wasn’t as involving as it could have been. To paraphrase various other reviews… “A bit like watching an exquisitely handcrafted candle burn down to its wick – as heavy on woozy colours and flickering sensuality as it is a sense of dramatic inevitability”.

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