My Blueberry Nights

Friday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

35mm print!

Two important things are going on
with Wong Kar-wai, the writer-director of MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. The
first is that his sensibility is wildly romantic – not unrealistic, not
maudlin, not pie-in-the-sky, but full of feeling and always valuing human
emotion and interaction above anything else. The second is that he’s committed
to replicating, in visual terms, what it’s like to feel passion. So his
emotions are huge, but his compulsion to re-create that consciousness is
clinical, controlled and incisive. This combination of heat and intellectual
distance is Wong Kar-wai in a nutshell.

Unlike most American directors, he has not gotten over the human
face. There’s a scene in which Norah Jones, as a heartsick young woman, is
sleeping with her head on a counter, and Jude Law, who runs the local diner, is
looking at her. It’s the moment he’s falling in love, and Wong just leaves the
camera on Jones’ face, until we, too, start to marvel at it.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco
Chronicle

Screening as part of our retrospective The World of Wong Kar Wai, from July 9  August 5, 2021. Discounted ticket packs available in 3-packs ($42 for general, $30 for IFC Center Members) and 5-packs ($60 for general, $45 for IFC Center Members) here.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2007
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director Wong Kar Wai
  • Cast Norah Jones, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, David Straithairn, Natalie Portman
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil