BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
Prerelease

The Grandmaster

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Yi dai zhong shi
Kina / 2013 / 2 t. 2 min.
LANGUAGE:
Mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Cung Le, Qingxiang Wang, Elvis Tsui, Hye-kyo Song, Chia Yung Liu, Chiu Yee Tsang
DIRECTOR:
Wong Kar Wai
WRITER:
Wong Kar Wai, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Philippe Le Sourd
PRODUCER:
Jacky Pang Yee Wah, Wong kar Wai
Don't mess with Ip Man

Ip Man was the legendary grandmaster of Wing Chun, and changed martial arts forever. Throughout his life he helped popularize martial arts, and counted Bruce Lee among his students. Here we meet him at the end of his life, recollecting stories of his earlier days. THE GRANDMASTER recreates the life of the legend in a most extraordinary way. The aesthetic aspects of martial arts become apparent through the many beautifully shot battle scenes, which help make the film a truly fascinating and spellbinding experience.

 

Shown in 2013

Wong Kar Wai

WONG KAR-WAI is an internationally renowned filmmaker from Hong Kong, born in 1958. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with AS TEARS GO BY. He has later directed such movies as CHUNGKING EXRESS (1994), ASHES OF TIME (1994), and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000).