the art of cinema - norwegian wood


 The art of cinema no.1

Norwegian Wood

I wrote last year about how nervous I was for the film adaptation of Murakami's Norwegian Wood; a particular favourite of mine, I hoped the film would capture the loss of innocence, sadness and nostalgia so perfectly depicted in the novel.
Upon watching it recently I was happy to discover a beautifully cast and incredibly stylish film which does complete justice to the book. The soft colour grading of the mise-en-scène perfectly evokes the late 1960s/early 1970s setting, and the cinematography and production design is mesmerising without detracting from the narrative. 

Would love to hear everyone else's opinion on the film, particularly if you love the book!

Screencaps from Norwegian Wood taken by me