Wong Kar Wai’s “Blossoms Shanghai” Releases Trailer
Adapted from the novel of the same name, upcoming Chinese television series Blossoms Shanghai <繁花> will see celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai (王家衛) as producer and chief director.
This will be Wong Kar Wai’s first project in nine years, since last partaking in 2013’s The Grandmaster <一代宗師>. The series, which is expected to air next year, stars Hu Ge (胡歌), Ma Yili (馬伊琍), Tiffany Tang Yan (唐嫣), and Xin Zhilei (辛芷蕾)..
Hu Ge will play a young farmer who transforms intoone of Shanghai’s most respected and feared powerhouses. Through his fighting spirit, wit, perseverance, and courage, Hu Ge rises to the top ranks in 1990s Shanghai. Ma Yili stars as an exquisite and clear-headed Shanghai boss. Tang Yan’s character is ambitious and will not stop until she reaches her goal, and Xin Zhi lei stars as an alluring and determined beauty from the north. The series follows the intermingling of these characters’ lives and their struggle to pursue their dreams.
As expected from any Wong KarWai project, the series was a labor of love and took three years to produce. A considerable amount of effort was spent to ensure the minutiae details are reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1990s.
“Blossoms Shanghai” Trailer
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.
My heart started pumping faster towards end of trailer… Looks good so far…Not all great movie directors are good drama producers… I love to see how Wong Kar Wai tells this story… I miss Hu Ge in dramaland!!!!
I’m more curious if I can understand how WKW tries to tell the story. I really like his Ashes of Time though it’s a prequel that has never been written by Jinyong and that movie is said not be WKW’s be best. Even then there are scenes that I don’t understand their objective.
Have not read the novel or know anything about it but why is 1990s Shanghai looking like 20s/30s?
LoL, I do love your comment on “I’m more curious if I can understand how WKW tries to tell the story.” His story telling skills are not always easy to understand…It can be a good A level Literature subject topic…
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