Dir. Wong Kar-Wai, China, 2013, 108 min, PG-13, DCP, In Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese with English subtitles Official Website
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican 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 include 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.
“Venturing into fresh creative terrain without relinquishing his familiar themes and stylistic flourishes, Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai exceeds expectations with THE GRANDMASTER, fashioning a 1930s action saga into a refined piece of commercial filmmaking.” —Maggie Lee, Variety