Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Behold a full gallery of stills from Hirokazu Kore-Eda's "Kuuki Ningyou (Air Doll)"

by Chris MaGee

I had seen a post on Jason Gray's blog a few days ago mentioning that in his capacity as Japanese correspondent for Screen International he had received a gallery of promotional stills for Hirokazu Kore-eda's upcoming film "Kuuki Ningyou (Air Doll)". The only problem was that he had to sit on them until we got closer to this year's Cannes Film Festival. Well, the 62nd annual offering of the festival starts tomorrow, so guess what Jason posted over at his blog today? That's right, a gorgeous gallery of never before seen stills from "Kuuki Ningyou"!

All of you know that I'm very excited about this film. One of the umpteenth reasons why was that it was being shot by cinematographer Lee Ping Bing, who shot Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love" along with Christopher Doyle as well as a number of films by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. He's got a wonderful eye and delivers some breathtakingly rich and luminous imagery and it doesn't look like that's changed on "Kuuki Ningyou".

So if you ever wondered what Bae Doo-na looked like if she were made out of latex then head to Jason Gray's blog here to get an eyeful.

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