The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster
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Sunday, January 05, 1:30 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
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The Grandmaster
Hong Kong, 2013, 108 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: China
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film

An epic martial arts film, acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" is a riveting portrayal of kung fu master Ip Man's life. Three years in the making, Hong Kong's official Academy Awards® submission for the Foreign Language Oscar spans the era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty; a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that includes the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, "The Grandmaster" features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.

"Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic, the 2013 Berlinale's opening-night film, is equal parts existential melancholy and gravity-defying action." Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

Winner: Golden Horse Awards; Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume & Make-up Design; Asia Pacific Screen Award, Best Performance by an Actress; NBR Award, Top Five Foreign Language Films

Filmmaker(s) attending: Director

DIRECTOR: Wong Kar Wai
Producer: Jacky Pang Yee Wah, Wong Kar Wai
Editor: William Chang
Screenwriter: Wong Kar Wai, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng
Cinematographer: Phiippe Le Sourd
Music: Nathaniel Méchaly, Shigeru Umebayashi
Principal Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Cung Le, Qingxiang Wang, Elvis Tsui, Hye-kyo Song
Filmography: My Blueberry Nights (2007)
2046 (2004)
In the Mood for Love (200)
Happy Together (1997)
Chungking Express (1994)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Wong gok ka moon (1988)

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WONG KAR WAI – THE MASTER OF IMAGES Preceded by a screening of The Grandmaster Followed by a Q&A This opportunity to engage in a conversation with one of the true geniuses of contemporary world cinema should prove to be as provocative as the films Wong Kar Wai has made - among them many of the... more

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