ノルウェイの森 (Norwegian Wood)
My nose has been buried in this book all weekend. Ever since I read Tien's post about its upcoming movie adaptation, I could not get the visual images out of my mind and know that I just had to read it, like now. I've always loved Murakami, there's something about his writing style that draws me in, calms me, and makes me want to write too. And this book is no exception. I'm more than half-way done, I want to savor it and read just a couple of pages at a time but its so hard, I can't seem to put it down.
How does one translate a Murakami book into a movie? I'm not quiet sure either. But if these breathtaking stills are any indication, I think the filmmakers did a pretty good job in creating that feeling of the surreal and tragic beauty that I often get while reading his books. It also stars two of my favorite Japanese actors, Kenichi Matsuyama and Rinko Kikuchi (from the movie Babel), so yes, I am very excited to see it.
P.S. You can watch the international trailer here.