CATEGORIES Independent, Tech Stuff, Home Entertainment, Cinematical Indie, Trailers and Clips, Features, Trailers and Clips, Movie News, CinematicalWe've got to wait until February to see what Wong Kar Wai made of his first English-language film, My Blueberry Nights -- it finally goes into limited release the day before Valentine's Day -- February 13, 2008. In the meantime, he's made a short film that has found its way online. In July, it was announced that the filmmaker would make an exclusive short for Philips' new televisions -- the Ambilight series. Riffing on the idea that this new generation of TV's does wonders with light and color, Wong Kar Wai was brought on to make a film that taps into "the concept of seduction by light."
Of course, looking for a saturated, color-infused film, he was the man to pick. Philips' CEO, Rudy Provoost, said: "Innovation isn't just about increased functionality anymore. It's about creating experiences, seducing the senses and bringing emotion into the world of technology. That's why the movie for our campaign [...] had to be crafted by a master of seduction in cinema."
The short, There's Only One Sun, is now online, over at Philips' Aurea website. It's a strange, slow-paced colorful tale of a female secret agent who dresses like a model and has to hunt down someone called "Light," using a "Lightcatcher." Even if you're not into strange, surreal narratives, or obvious product placement, it's worth the few minutes to check out the visuals that the filmmaker put together for this short -- it's a pretty darned saucy little film.
[via Thompson on Hollywood]