New Wong Kar Wai Documentary Celebrates 30 Years of Jet Tone Films
At the Hong Kong International Film Festival, following a screening of a newly-remastered 4K version of his 1997 film Happy Together, acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai premiered a 30-minute documentary, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of his production company Jet Tone Films. For anyone who is a fan of Wong's evocative work that has, over the decades, become visually synonymous with Hong Kong in the international pop culture consciousness, the new documentary, One-Tenth of a Millimeter Apart, is a must-see.
Narrated by the acclaimed filmmakers himself, the film stitches together never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes materials, and deleted scenes from movies including Chungking Express, In The Mood For Love, My Blueberry Nights, and 2046. In a quote-statement introduction, Wong said: "We give our regards to all that is past and was possible. At their closest, they would have been part of these films, but for one-tenth of a millimeter."
Check out the trailer, below:
Jet Tone Films has recently remastered many of Wong's most iconic works, including Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In The Mood For Love, and 2046. Details are still pending on the imminent international theatrical re-release of these 4K-restored titles.
According to a report in Variety, Wong is currently in the middle of working on a project called Chungking Express 2020, which was given the go-ahead of the Chinese government's National Film Bureau last September.
Last week, the Criterion Collection released World of Wong Kar Wai, a collectible box set of Blu-Ray discs including As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, and 2046.
"Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has written and directed films that have enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with their poetic moods and music, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory," the Criterion Collection notes read.
"Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the seven films collected here are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist."