Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Anytime soon



-What you need is a woman as your companion.
-Not a woman. You.


You must watch this video at . A beautifully stylized short movie by Jean-Claude Thibaut, called Anytime Soon. I'm a sucker for this type of Hong-Kong atmosphere, so I instantly loved this. It stars actor Shawn Yue and model Cara G and it's dreamy, artistic and so, so pretty.

Set in the Tin Hau temple in Hong Kong (a working shrine, where “incense ash kept dropping onto the clothes,” Thibaut says), the film stars one of the city's rising stars, Shawn Yue, fresh from the set of John Woo’s latest swords-and-daggers epic, Reign of the Assassins. Yue plays a film director suffering from the disjunction between the real world and the universe he constructs for his films, inhabited as it is by impossibly perfect women (typified here by model Cara G).

The mood of Anything Soon was partially inspired by the costumes, which Thibaut sourced from the classic Parisian fashion house Hermès—he describes it all as “a bit Gatsby.” Thibaut works from the premise that wardrobe comes first: “You can’t choose the actors, and then afterward the fashion for them. In fact, you have to do it the opposite way around.” Music comes courtesy of Chinese classical musician Bei Bei and London-based producer Shawn Lee, whose collaborative album Into the Wind was released earlier this year on Ubiquity Records.



You can watch it here . Trust me, I've already seen it a dozen times.

Until next time,


irini said...

Stunning! I too love this kind of short films, my favourite is "There's Only One Sun" by Wong Kar-Wai:

kataifi* said...

poso telio makigiaz exi i tipisa?!

nookie said...

of to see it!