Coming Soon to a Theatre Near Tokyo

Lots of good news, via this article in the Guardian: There’s a film version of Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood coming soon. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead is working on the score. And the director is none other than Anh Hung Tran, who directed The Scent of Green Papaya, a lyrical, painterly movie about life in Vietnam before the war. Tran also co-wrote the screenplay for Norwegian Wood with Murakami himself. (Details are here and here.)

Now the bad news: No release date has been announced for anywhere other than Japan. You might need to buy a plane ticket in order to buy a movie ticket.–David E