Sunday, March 1, 2009

A fresh batch of stills from Edmund Yeo's upcoming film "Kingyo"

by Chris MaGee

In January we told you about how Malaysian-born, Tokyo-based director Edmund Yeo was tackling none other than the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Yasunari Kawabata with his latest film "Kingyo". At that point Yeo had just finished shooting the 30-minute short based on Kawabata's 1924 short story "Canaries" revolving around a love triangle between a man, his wife and a waitress in a maid café in Akihabara and had teased us all by posting some gorgeous stills at his blog. Well, as he's now hip deep in editing "Kingyo" Yeo is at it again with a fresh new batch of images featuring stars Rukino Fujisaki (above right) and Takao Kawaguchi (above left). The colour palate looks amazing and I know from having spoken briefly with Yeo that he's been throwing his DVD of Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love" to play in the background for inspiration as he's cutting, so expect a lush and moody bit of film making once "Kingyo" is finally in the can.

Check out the new gallery of images from "Kingyo" here.

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