Tag: harukimurakami

Cannes 2018 Review: BURNING, a Slow Burn for the Ages

Eight years after his phenomenal drama Poetry, Lee Chang-dong makes a long-awaited return to the Cannes competition with his sixth film Burning, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's short story 'Barn Burning'. Dense with symbolism, this tour de force burrows towards...

Fifteen Unfilmable Novels And The Directors Who Should Try Anyway

Ah, the 'unfilmable' novel. Go back ten or fifteen years and it seems everyone had some sort of list of great novels that could never be brought to the screen. The limitations at the time were largely technical and in...

Review: NORWEGIAN WOOD (Anh Hung Tran)

I'm not really the biggest Anh Hung Tran fan, but I do follow his work from a distance. While not truly spectacular, I appreciated the soft-natured atmosphere of Mua He Chieu Thang Dung, Xich Lo on the other hand was...

Review: NORWEGIAN WOOD Is Beautiful But Not Flawless

My initial impressions of Norwegian Wood when viewed for the first time were that its pacing was too slow, the characters talked rather a lot about sex and little else, and there were some big gaps in the narrative. I...

NORWEGIAN WOOD Review

[With Tran Anh Hung's film opening in New York on January 6, we revisit this earlier review.]Although a fan of the writings of Haruki Murakami, I never really gelled with NORWEGIAN WOOD, arguably his most popular novel. Give me the...

Adapting Murakami's NORWEGIAN WOOD: Tran Anh Hung Interview

When I heard that Tran Anh Hung, the Vietnamese-born auteur of Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo and I Come with the Rain, was going to be adapting Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood back in 2008, I couldn't be happier. I honestly...

NORWEGIAN WOOD Review

Although a fan of the writings of Haruki Murakami, I never really gelled with NORWEGIAN WOOD, arguably his most popular novel. Give me the surrealist eccentricities of HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD or A WILD SHEEP...

First Teaser For Tran Anh-Hung's NORWEGIAN WOOD!

Going in to this there can really only be one question. Has Vietnamese director Tran Anh-Hung done justice to the source material? Adapted from a novel by the great Haruki Murakami - the first of his major works to be...

First Images Arrive From Tran Anh Hung's Adaptation of Murakami's NORWEGIAN WOOD!

When word of the upcoming adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood first came out my only response was "Perfect. Just perfect." While there is very much a aprt of me that would love to see someone tackle one of his...