Don't know how this one dropped below the radar, but there is an upcoming flick by THE RED VIOLIN's director, FRANCOIS GIRARD, entitled SILK. If the movie holds to what the trailer shows, we are in for, at the very least, a visual treat.
It looks to be well-cast as well: Keira Knightley, Alfred Molina, Michael Pitt, Koji Yakusho, Sei Ashina. I'm just thankful they didn't cast GONG LI or ZANG ZIYI in this one. ;) There has been a vicious rumor for years that there are actually a few Japanese women who can play the role of a Japanese woman. I don't know...we'll have to wait and see.
The composer for this beautifully tempting film? Famed Japanese composer, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO. Ok...we've got a French director and a Japanese composer for a film that is making its way through the Festival circuit now. Don't be surprised then to see SILK nominated for a Golden Globe or two...and of course the Oscar for BEST SCORE - regardless of how good the score and film actually are. ;)
For now, enjoy the trailer (the music in the trailer doesn't ring any immediate bells, so if you know, please post a comment!)