MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Christal Films Distribution is excited
to be the Canadian distributor of Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights, the
Opening Film of the 60th Annual Cannes Films Festival. Christal is also
pleased to be at Cannes this year with Emir Kusturica's Promise Me This which,
along with My Blueberry Nights, is in competition as an Official Selection.
My Blueberry Nights is Wong Kar Wai's (Chungking Express, In the Mood for
Love, 2046) first English-language feature. A poignant and sometimes comic
love story, the film draws the audience on a journey across the landscape of
America. In her film debut, singer Norah Jones is a woman who, in the pursuit
of true love, takes to the open road. During her journey, she meets a host of
enigmatic characters, each providing their own kind of wisdom to help her on
her quest. The all-star cast includes Academy award winners and nominees such
as Jude Law (Cold Mountain, Closer, The Aviator), Natalie Portman (Garden
State, Closer, Star Wars : Episode I, II and III), Rachel Weisz (The Fountain,
The Constant Gardener, Sunshine), David Strathairn (Fracture, Good Night, and
Good Luck), Ed Harris (A History of Violence, Pollock) and Tim Roth (Dark
Promise Me This opens on remote hilltop in Serbia, where a young man
lives with his ailing grand-father. The drama unfolds when the old man sends
his grandson to the nearest town in search of a wife to bring back home. After
garnering notice with first feature, Do You Remenber Dolly Bell? (1981, Golden
Lion for Best Film - Venice Film Festival), this Serbian director has also
directed, amongst others, When Father Was Away on Business (1985, Golden Palm
- Cannes Film Festival), Arizona Dream (1993, Silver Bear, Special Jury Prize
- Berlin International Film Festival), Underground (1995, Golden Palm - Cannes
Film Festival), Black Cat, White Cat (1998, Little Golden Lion and Silver Lion
for Best Director - Venice Film Festival) and Life is a Miracle (2004, Best
European Union Film - Césars).
The two films will be released in Canada by Christal Films Distribution
in 2007 and 2008. The release dates will be determined at a later date.
For further information:
For further information: Julie Armstrong-Boileau, (514) 336-4054, ext.