[ 2007-05-16 17:30 ]
点击收听：Seven years by 爵士小天后Norah
Singer Norah Jones kickstarts her acting career and
the Cannes Film Festival tonight as she probes the meaning of love in Wong Kar
Wai's 'My Blueberry Nights,' one of 22 movies vying for prizes in the annual
|British actor Jude Law and US singer Norah Jones playing in the
film "My blueberry nights" by Chinese director Wong Kar Wai who will
become the first Chinese filmmaker to open the Cannes film festival
Co-starring a scruffy Jude Law, the movie competes with a slew of works by
independent U.S. filmmakers. Quentin Tarantino looks at a psychopath who kills
women with his car in 'Death Proof.' Joel and Ethan Coen show a film about a
hunter who finds dead bodies, a heroin stash and $2 million in 'No Country for
Old Men.' Gus Van Sant's 'Paranoid Park,' meanwhile, depicts a teenage
skateboarder who accidentally kills a security guard and keeps it quiet.
Out of the competition, Hollywood bluebloods George Clooney and Brad Pitt top
the red-carpet lineup for Steven Soderbergh's 'Ocean's Thirteen.' Angelina Jolie
flies in for her role as the widow of Daniel Pearl -- the U.S. reporter beheaded
in 2002 -- in Michael Winterbottom's '`A Mighty Heart.'' And three years after
winning the Palme d'Or for '`Fahrenheit 9/11,' Michael Moore brings a new film
to Cannes: an attack on U.S. medical insurance.
'My Blueberry Nights,' also featuring Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz, is
Wong's first English-language movie. The Hong Kong filmmaker won the Cannes
best-director award in 1997 for 'Happy Together.' He subsequently made 'In the
Mood for Love' (2000) and '2046' (2004), both Cannes nominees.
This year, the nine-member jury will be steered by U.K. director Stephen
Frears, whose 2006 'The Queen' won Helen Mirren a raft of best-actress awards.
Jurors include actors Maggie Cheung, Toni Collette, Sarah Polley and Michel
Piccoli, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako and the Nobel prizewinning
Turkish author Orhan Pamuk.