"I will be back. I will not be making period movies forever. Old China is just one part of my imagination. The reality of modern China still attracts me a great deal. I want to prove over time that a director can enjoy a wide repertoire," he said.
Chinese director defends break from art-house →
Jia said he will start shooting his new project, called "In the Qing Dynasty" in Chinese, in March or April in and near his hometown.