Saturday, 15 January 2011

Norwegian Wood

I had no idea there was a film adaption of "Norwegian Wood", the beautiful book by Haruki Murakami that I read a couple of years ago, until I by chance came across the trailer for the movie. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the book, but it's set in Japan in the 60s where 20-year-old Toru Watanabe is a student. He begins a friendship/relationship with his deceased best friend's girlfriend, Naoko, and they grow quite close, but she suddenly goes away to a sanatorium. While she is away Toru also becomes attracted to Midori who he studies with. The book is about love, emotions, sadness and is written in such a beautiful language. As for the movie (judging by the trailer), it seems so, so beautiful. I really can't wait for it to be out here in March.