Acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai has announced a return to feature filmmaking with “Blossoms,” a film he calls the third and final feature in his thematic trilogy that began with “In the Mood for Love” and “2046”.
Chinese newspaper Ming Pao (via The Film Stage) says the project is set to begin filming either at the end of the year or early next with Wong himself confirming the start date to press on the weekend.
The story is based on Jin Yucheng’s 2013 novel and follows the lives of three Shanghai residents from the end of China’s cultural revolution in the 1960s through the 1990s.
The project has been in development for the last several years, and Wong has spent at least four years finishing the script which he dubs his most personal to date. His last film was 2013’s “The Grandmaster”.
The 1990 drama “Days of Being Wild” was already linked in a way to both ‘Mood’ and “2046” so how this film ties in with those two is unclear. Wong remains attached to the still-in-development Amazon series “Tong Wars”.