My Blueberry Nights - Natalie Portman and Norah Jones
My Blueberry Nights - Natalie Portman and Norah Jones
My Blueberry Nights (2007)

Presented by ACMI in association with Sydney Film Festival, NFSA, QAGOMA and Mercury CX

My Blueberry Nights

Wong Kar Wai | China, France, USA, Hong Kong | | M
Film

This event has ended and tickets are no longer available.

Singer Norah Jones stars in Wong Kar Wai’s first English-language film which he describes as a "road movie about the soul".

Unabashedly romantic

The Guardian

Premiering at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Wong Kar Wai’s first English-language film featured an A-List Hollywood cast including Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and David Strathairn. But it was a chance meeting in New York with singer Norah Jones that inspired the whole project. Realising his star couldn’t work in the Chinese language, Wong shifted the action to America and worked with novelist Lawrence Block on the English-language script. The director originally planned to develop one of his earlier story ideas about a man and woman who have a chance encounter in a convenience store, but after embarking on a series of road trips with Block, cinematographer Darius Khondji and regular collaborator William Chang, they developed the story of Elizabeth (Jones) who traverses the country to soothe her broken heart. Along the way she encounters other lovelorn souls, only to find that her happiness might reside much closer to home. Using the central protagonist (Jones) as the audience’s guide, My Blueberry Nights offers a more traditional, linear story. However, with its episodic structure, detailed production design and Darius Khondji’s wildly expressive camerawork, there’s no mistaking My Blueberry Nights is America, Wong Kar Wai style.

– Kristy Matheson, Director of Film Programs

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Studiocanal
Courtesy: Studiocanal
Duration: 95 min

When

Thu 18 Feb 2021

See below for additional related events

Tickets

Full

$18

Concession

$14

Member

$12

Sessions & times

Duration

95 mins

Rating

M

Infrequent violence, mature themes and coarse language

Multi-session discounts

3 sessions ($33–45)
6 sessions ($66–84)
Discounts applied to your cart at checkout

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

Membership

Get discounted tickets, invitations to exclusive previews, discounts in our shop and special food and beverage offers.

Become an ACMI member

Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

There are no upcoming related events at this time.

See more for less

Get multi-session discounts for Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

Book tickets for 3 or 6 films in this season in a single transaction and receive a discount on your total checkout price.

Browse the program
Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai - Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chiu-wai in 2046 (2004)

Plan your visit

Read our COVID-safe visitor guidelines, information on accessibility, amenities, transport, dining options and more.

Start planning

COVID-safe

In line with current Government requirements, and to ensure your safety, we have reduced the seating capacity for this season.