While we eagerly await the next long-form work from Wong Kar Wai—currently announced to be the long-gestating Blossoms, based on a novel by Jin Yucheng—the Hong Kong director has curated a short film for Saint Laurent's SELF 05 release, entitled A Night in Shanghai.
Directed by photographer and director Wing Shya, the short continues the fashion company's SELF project, the intention of which is to evoke different aspects of Saint Laurent through the eyes of artists selected by the company's creative director.
The project curated by Wong Kar Wai and directed by Wing Shya is the fifth SELF release, and follows films by Bret Easton Ellis and Gaspar Noé, whose contribution, Lux Æterna, was one of the best films to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Wing has had a long creative relationship with Wong: He took the iconic set photographs for Happy Together (1997)—for which he also created a photobook and designed the posters—as well as In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). The latest collaboration between Wing and Wong has produced a richly atmospheric and oneiric story of bifurcated identity and a swirl of past and present, all swathed in the resplendent colors and textures both the artists and the fashion house are known for. Discover more.