After its release in Japan, Tran Anh Hung's Norwegian Wood (Noruwei no mori) will come out in France on May 4.
The film is based on a novel written by Haruki Murakami.
The story takes place in Tokyo in 1969. Kizuki (Kengo Kôra) and Watanabe (Kenichi Matsuyama) are both best friends.
After Kizuki's suicide, Watanabe gets closer to Naoko (Rinko Kikuchi), Kizuki's girlfriend. As both Watanabe and Naoko tries to get over their bereavement, Watanabe bonds with Midori (Kiko Mizuhara), a girl who goes with him to the same university in Tokyo.
The film will be distributed by Mongrel Media in Canada. However, no Canadian release date has been confirmed. Moreover, the organizers of Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival haven't confirmed the presence of Norwegian Wood in its line-up.