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Competition: "My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai


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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, who was President of the Jury last year, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, brings together Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn and, for her first experience on the big screen, jazz singer Norah Jones.

Wong Kar Wai described his sentimental road movie: "Sometimes the tangible distance between two persons can be quite small but the emotional one can be miles. My Blueberry Nights is a look at those distances, from various angles. I wanted to explore these expanses, both figuratively and literally, and the lengths it takes to overcome them.” Wong Kar Wai will also be honored at this year’s Festival during the presentation of To Each His Cinema on Sunday May 20th. This collection of short film segments was especially made for the celebration of the 60th edition of the Cannes Festival.

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