Silk is a novel by Italian writer [en:Alessandro Baricco]. It was translated into English in 1997 by Guido Waldman. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in 2006.
Lelly has lent it to me two months ago: I have read it in few ours!!! A beautiful history of love and passion, written without written words: everything is a gesture, an intuition, a reference to something thinkable but not expressible.
Silk is the film adaptation of Italian author [en:Alessandro Baricco]'s novel of the same name. It will be released in [en:2007] through New Line Cinema, directed by the [en:Red Violin] director, [en:Francois Girard].
The [en:United States|American] actor [en:Michael Pitt] will star in the lead role of the French silkworm smuggler Hervé Joncour and the British actress [en:Keira Knightley] will appear as the Hélène, wife of Hervé. Japanese actors [en:Miki Nakatani] and [en:Koji Yakusho] have also been cast. Exterior Japanese scenes will be filmed in the city of [en:Sakata%2C_Yamagata|Sakata] from the end of March. Keira's scenes will be filmed in Italy in April, exactly in [en:Sermoneta], a small medieval village near [en:Latina%2C_Italy|Latina].
The film will be screened at the [en:Cannes Film Festival] in 2007.
- Michael Pitt as Hervé Joncour
- Keira Knightley as Hélène Joncour
- Alfred Molina as Baldabiou
- Miki Nakatani as Madame Blanche
- Koji Yakusho as Hara Jubei
- Sei Ashina as The Mistress
- Callum Keith Rennie
- Jun Kunimura
- Kanata Hongo