Headlines from China: Wong Kar-wai to Produce Drama Series ‘Blossoms’

Wong Kar-wai to Produce Drama Series ‘Blossoms’ 

Jettone Films, a film production company owned by Wong Kar-wai, will produce a drama series named Blossoms, according to an announcement published on the company’s official WeChat account. The shooting will start in 2020 with Wong Kar-wai being the executive producer. Based on a novel of the same name by writer Jin Yucheng, the story of Blossoms is set in Shanghai and follows the lives of a group of fascinating characters from 1960s to 1990s. Blossoms will be the first drama series produced by Jettone for the digital streaming market. The announcement also mentioned that the show will premiere on Tencent Video. Read more on Jettone

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Set for November 15 China Release

Produced by Columbia Pictures, the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angel has been scheduled to hit theatres in China on November 15, the same day as its North American release. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinksa as the three lead characters who are sent on dangerous missions to fight against the power of evil. Two Chinese films, Somewhere Winter and Huntdown, Italian film The Legend of 1900 will be released in China on the same day.  Read more on Beijing News

Beijing to Host The First Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Retrospective

Presented by Beijing-based company Linxiang Wenhua, China’s first retrospective for Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi will take place in Beijing from November 1 to 3. The director will attend all screenings of the retrospective. The lineup includes his six short films and four features, such as Happy Hour and Asako I & II. In 2015, Hamaguchi’s film Happy Hour was selected into the main competition section of the Locarno International Film Festival and the four leading actresses of the film were awarded Best Actress for their roles. His 2018 film Asako I & II entered the main competition of Cannes Film Festival. Read more on Mtime