Nihon NY – Episode 25: Norwegian Wood

February 1, 2012 - February 1, 2012
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Japan Society recently held a special screening of Tran Anh Hung’s latest film "Norwegian Wood". Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s novel, originally published in 1987, and since translated into 33 languages and published in 36 countries.

With writer/director Hung and actress Rinko Kikuchi in attendence, Nihon NY took the chance to sit down with both and discuss their relationships with the novel, creating a "Japanese" film, adapting a novel with such a large fan base and how the language of film crosses cultural boundaries.


ノルウェイの森 (Noruwei no Mori)

Written and directed by Tran Anh Hung. Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood. Starring Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, and Kiko Mizuhara. Cinematography by Mark Lee Ping Bin. Music score by Jonny Greenwood. Released by Soda Pictures + Red Flag Releasing.

  • Feb 01, 2012 at 12:00 am