In the early ‘90s, cult filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fellow Hong Kong director Jeff Lau established Jet Tone Films, an independent production company that has been responsible for some of the most remarkable films to have emerged from the region, including this directorial debut from Christopher Doyle, the celebrated cinematographer of In the Mood For Love, 2046 and Ashes of Time among many others. Tadanobu Asano (Mongol) plays a drifter who jumps ship from Okinawa looking for solace from the gridlock of memories filling his mind. He winds up in the Dive Bar, where he comes into contact with its similarly disaffected patrons including Susie (Mavis Xu), Georgina (Georgian Dobson) and the gay, alcoholic Australian owner (Kevin Sherlock). With his customary hypnotic visuals, Doyle explores the characters’ backgrounds and reminiscences – both those they struggle to remember and those they cannot forget.
Release Date: 09 February 2009
Certificate: tba - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English