Wong Kar Wai's “The Grandmaster”

Friday, August 23, 2013

Director Wong Kar Wai discusses his long-awaited latest film, “The Grandmaster.” It’s about Ip Man, the grandmaster who trained Bruce Lee, and it fuses king fu with romance. Hong Kong heartthrob Tony Leung plays Ip Man, and Zhang Ziyi plays a beautiful Bagua master, who Ip Man falls in love with. The film is a thoughtful meditation on love, loss, and 20th-century Chinese history. It opens in New York August 23 at Lincoln Plaza, the Angelika, and AMC Empire.


Wong Kar Wai

Comments [4]


This film was so boring and meaningless that I wanted to scream. But I was with a friend who was interested so I held it in.

Sep. 17 2013 01:59 AM
Matt from BK

I totally stand corrected. Totally looking forward to the choreography that pays an homage to Bruce's approach to movie kung fu.

Aug. 23 2013 12:57 PM
Matt from BK

Does Mr. Wong find it ironic that they are toting Ip Man's connection to Bruce Lee when it was Bruce Lee himself who hated wire work and special effects when it came to martial arts choreography?

Aug. 23 2013 12:41 PM

Typo in the show headline: "Wong Kar War".

Aug. 23 2013 10:33 AM

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