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Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Will Open the Berlinale After Debuting in China on January 8

19 December 2012 9:46 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Berlin International Film Festival will open with the international premiere of Wong Kar Wai's long-delayed  "The Grandmaster" on February  7. The world premiere of "The Grandmaster" will be celebrated on January 8, 2013 in China, and the film will open at cinemas in numerous countries including Germany in spring 2013. The film’s distributor in Germany will be Wild Bunch. The martial arts epic, playing out of Berlin competition, is set in 1930s China and was inspired by the life of IP Man, who served as mentor to Bruce Lee. The film stars Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen Benshan Zhao, Shengyang Xiao and Hye Kyo Song. Wong is also serving as president of the 2013 jury. Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick states: "With The Grandmaster, Kar Wai has added a new and exciting facet to his body of works, and created an artful, visually powerful genre film.” Wong adds: "This is a dream project for me. »

- Sophia Savage

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Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' to Open the Berlin International Film Festival

19 December 2012 7:35 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wong Kar Wai’s much-anticipated martial-arts epic “The Grandmaster” will open the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Set during the 1930’s in China and inspired by the real-life exploits of Bruce Lee’s legendary mentor IP Man, “Grandmaster” stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Xiao Shengyang and Song Hye Kyo. The film, which will screen out of competition, is a Block 2 Pictures and Sil-Metropole Organisation presentation of a Jet Tone Films and Sil-Metropole Organisation production. Read More: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Baumbach and 'Lovelace' Heading To Berlinale's Panorama Section “It is a special honour for us to open the 2013 Berlinale with the presentation of the newest film by this year's jury president, Wong Kar Wai,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick. “With ‘The Grandmaster,’ Kar Wai has added a new and exciting facet to his body »

- Jay A. Fernandez

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Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” to open Berlinale 2013

19 December 2012 7:19 AM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The international premiere of The Grandmaster by Chinese director and president of this year’s jury, Wong Kar Wai, will open the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

 

The Grandmaster is an epic martial arts drama set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1930’s China and inspired by the life and times of the legendary IP Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), mentor to Bruce Lee. The plot encompasses themes of war, family, revenge, desire, love, and memory. The all-star cast headed by Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Days of Being Wild - Berlinale Forum 1991, Chungking ExpressHappy Together, In The Mood for Love, 2046, all directed by Wong Kar Wai), also includes Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon, D: Ang Lee), who was a guest at the 2009 Berlinale Competition with Forever Enthralled (D: Chen Kaige), Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon; Eros, D: Wong Kar Wai), Zhao Benshan (Happy Times, D: Zhang Yimou), Xiao Shengyang (A Woman, »

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Berlin 2013: Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' to Open Festival

19 December 2012 3:31 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Berlin - Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic The Grandmaster starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang will open the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 7, 2013. Chang Chen, Xiao Shengyang and Song Hye Kyo also star. The film is set in 1930s China and is inspired by the life of the legendary martial artist the Ip Man, mentor to Bruce Lee, whom Leung will play in the film. Wong, whose work includes such acclaimed dramas as In the Mood For Love, Chungking Express, Happy Together and Blueberry Nights, has been working on the idea for The Grandmaster since 1996.

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Martial Art flicks to check out in 2013

13 December 2012 12:44 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

2013 promises to be filled with lots of Martial Art movies and i have to say 2012 wasn’t the best year for it. The list that we have here include some great movies and we have high expectations to see some great choreography. There might be more movies which we will add to this list, so if you know of any more, please leave a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.

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Cast:Tony Jaa, Jeeja Yanin, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Marrese Crump

Kham is the last of a family line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand’s war elephants. Traditionally, only the most perfect elephants could successfully defend the throne, and very great care was taken in raising them. After his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants and his calf, Korn, Kham returns to his village to live in peace. But for »

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The Grandmaster Character Posters

7 December 2012 5:18 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

A little earlier we showed you the latest featurette of The Grandmaster and now here’s four new character posters for the movie.

The new film from filmmaking master Wong Kar Wai is based on the life story of Bruce Lee’s legendary martial arts teacher Ip Man.

Tony Leung portrays kung-fu grandmaster Ip Man, who counts Bruce Lee among his students. Actors Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen, who both played in 2046, are also part of the cast of this movie that mixes choreographed fights and a troubled romance.

After shooting lasted for more than 2 years, The Grandmasters will finally be released on January 8, 2013 in China. There’s no U.S. date, but with Annapurna Pictures (The Master, Lawless) backing it, we should see the film next year.

Also check out the Trailer just in case you missed it.

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- Allan Ford

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The Grandmaster Featurette – You Won’t Understand A Word, But You’re Going To Love It!

6 December 2012 8:19 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

At least I have no idea what they’re talking about, but I do know that this completely new featurette (or movie about movie, or another clip from the whole thing, or making of, or whatever…) is definitely worth your full attention! Almost 15 minutes long video about Kar Wai Wong‘s upcoming The Grandmaster is here, check it out and remember, my son, to become a master of martial arts – you must learn from a master!

So, just a quick reminder! The Grandmaster is an upcoming Hong Kong action drama based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man which comes from writer/director Kar Wai Wong.

What’s definitely great about this project is the cast which includes some familiar names: Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Xiao Shenyang, Song Hye-kyo, Julian Cheung and Bruce Leung. They all look more than ready to kick someone’s ass, »

- Jeanne Standal

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Zhang Ziyi Named New International Ambassador for Save the Children

30 November 2012 11:22 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Zhang Ziyi is already an international star -- but now she's an international ambassador, too. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress has been named the new face of Save the Children's initiative with Italian jeweler Bulgari, the two parties said in a statement. "We are proud to announce that Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi has been appointed International Ambassador of the successful Bulgari and Save the Children partnership," the organizations revealed, pointing out the star's engagement with "local initiatives aiming to relieve hardship, distress, and sickness in orphaned [...] »

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Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmasters' Chinese Release Pushed Again; Check out New Character Posters & Trailer

27 November 2012 9:45 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" has now hit another roadbump: the mainland China release has been pushed back an additional three weeks due to even more additional shooting last month. This puts the film in Chinese theaters January 8 (as opposed to December 18), with its festival circuit possibilities and Us release still unclear. In the meantime, four new character posters have been released. Check them (and the Chinese trailer) out below. Shooting began on "The Grandmasters" in 2009. The film stars Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. Wong's "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood For Love" are both on the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time list, so we'll remain patient. »

- Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage

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New Character Posters but Delayed Release Date for Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters

27 November 2012 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters has been one of the most anticipated films of the year for a few years running now, and it looks like it won’t be seeing the light of day just yet once more.

The film was originally set for release in Hong Kong and China on 18th December, but now it has been pushed back to 8th January, 2013, with reports that the director has decided to go back and shoot more footage.

We were recently treated to a rather immense full-length trailer, and to ease the delay to the release date, four great new character posters have now been released.

“With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First Clip from 'The Host 2' and a Subtitled Trailer for Kar Wai Wong's 'Grandmasters'

21 November 2012 12:00 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

First off, Twitch has brought online the first footage from Ning Hao's The Host 2 after we were all tricked over four years ago when someone cut a commercial French electric company to look like a teaser trailer for the long-gestating sequel to Bong Joon-ho's 2007 creature feature that generated worldwide acclaim (though I wasn't a huge fan). There is no word on what direction the sequel will go, but the charm of the original was in that it managed to wedge in some social and political commentary while entertaining audiences with an all-out monster flick. The monster aspect, however, can certainly be confirmed as this first look at The Host 2 is all visual effects and includes a breakdown of said effects after the clip plays. Al Young at Twitch writes: "The CG effects were produced domestically by Macrograph, the VFX company behind R2B: Return to Base (aka Soar Into the Sun »

- Brad Brevet

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New poster for ‘The Grandmasters’

19 November 2012 1:46 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Starring Tony Leung as the renowned, nay legendary, Ip Man, along with Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, and Song Hye Gyo, The Grandmasters is possibly one of The most anticipated of modern martial arts movies. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai it’s his first film for five years, and his first Chinese-language film in eight years… The Grandmasters is set for release in China on 18th December, no word on a Us or UK release as yet.

With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results.Ip Man is a young »

- Phil

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Awesome Wide Banner for 'The Grandmasters' + Character Posters

14 November 2012 8:57 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Time for a break from the norm with something just a little bit badass. A brand new wide promo banner for Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmasters recently showed up online, from Facebook. We recently featured the full trailer for the martial arts film about the Ip Man, who trained the legendary Bruce Lee, so marketing is underway. The cast is lead by Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chen Chang, two of whom also get their own "character posters" below as well. This banner shows the Yip Man poised on some sort of ladder or ledge or something, but I like the big text and composition, and I'm looking forward to see this film sometime soon. Up first, this epic promo banner for Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmasters, recently debuted on Facebook: Here's a few more individual character posters to go along with that wide banner (found via Movielicious): The »

- Alex Billington

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Four new images from ‘The Grandmasters’

11 November 2012 5:23 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Starring Tony Leung as the renowned, nay legendary, Ip Man, along with Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, and Song Hye Gyo, The Grandmasters is possibly one of The most anticipated of modern martial arts movies. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai it’s his first film for five years, and his first Chinese-language film in eight years… The Grandmasters is set for release in China on 18th December, no word on a Us or UK release as yet.

In anticipation of the release, and following the debut of the theatrical trailer for The Grandmasters, here’s four new images (via WongKarWai.net)  from the film:

With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to »

- Phil

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Jin Ho Hur's Visually Excellent "Dangerous Liaisons" Has Beautiful People Behaving Badly

10 November 2012 3:30 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The classic French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, has had its fair share of adaptations (from the Glenn Close/John Malkovich film Dangerous Liaisons to the contemporary teen re-imagining Cruel Intentions); and now it gets a Chinese one. In this Dangerous Liaisons, 1930s Shanghai is the stand-in for 18th century France, a perfectly extravagant setting for this game of sex and love.

Notorious playboy Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-kun) and banking mogul Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) are wealthy members of Shanghai society who have an intense, ongoing flirtation. Despite said flirtation, both concern themselves with bedding whichever men or women they taking a liking to. Xie has recently set his sights on his distant cousin Du Fenyu (Ziyi Zhang), who is the model of innocence and grace. Mo, believing this conquest to be nearly impossible, bets that Xie won’t succeed. He quickly rises to the bait, »

- John Keith

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New Images from Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters

9 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Wong Kar-wai’s highly-anticipated and long-awaited The Grandmasters will be arriving in theatres in China and Hong Kong next month, and we were treated to a brilliant first full-length trailer for the film at the start of the week.

The film has been in development for years now, and Craig was treated to some footage at Cannes back in May – you can read his preview report here – and naturally he said that the footage didn’t disappoint.

With its release in China and Hong Kong due out in just over a month, a handful of images have surfaced over at wongkarwai.net.

“With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

9 November 2012 7:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Three Wong Kar-Wai posts in one week? Given how little we hear from the director, that's practically a deluge. But with his long awaited "The Grandmasters" finally finished and coming to theaters (overseas anyway), there is some new material to dig into. We've already seen a new trailer and some new pictures, and now here are a few more images to tide us over. In this latest batch, we get a look at Chang Chen (we're not quite sure) posing in the rain. There's also Zhang Ziyi who plays "an Eight Diagram" shadow boxing master, as well as Song Hye-Kyo as the wife of Tony Leung's Ip Man. And that's about it for now. "The Grandmasters" opens in China on December 18th. As for the United States? Your guess is as good as ours. [WongKarWai] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Dangerous Liaisons | Review

9 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Same Old Song: Jin-Ho Adapts Latest Version of Overproduced Classic

It seems there are some tales we can just never get enough of. While mainstream cinema endlessly remakes itself, super hero franchises rebooted, often more than once in the same decade, the art house crowd has its predilection for familiarity as well. If it’s not another adaptation of Shakespeare’s something or other, there’s a plethora of other canonical texts that cross multicultural barriers, and one of those happens to be Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 18th century novel, Dangerous Liaisons, which has just been remade as a co-production between China and Singapore, helmed by Hur Jin-Ho, the award winning Chinese-South Korean director of Christmas In August (1998). Several definitive versions from several countries already exist, and here we have this lurid tale of mind games and sexual manipulation transported to 1931 Shanghai. While this is certainly one lavishly mounted production, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmasters’ Gets a Beautiful Trailer in Three-Quarter Speed

8 November 2012 1:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Ip Man was an early 20th century master of a specific style of martial arts known as Wing Chun, and while he’s highly revered in China his biggest claim to fame in the Western world has been by way of his most famous student: Bruce Lee. He died in 1972, but his stature has continued to grow thanks to recent films about his life. The most notable ones are Ip Man and Ip Man 2 which starred Donnie Yen in the title role and kicked insane amounts of ass. The latest entry in Ip Man’s biopic canon comes from an unlikely source in director Wong Kar-Wai. He’s been working on The Grandmasters to various degrees over the past few years with Tony Leung as Ip Man joined by Chen Chang and the lovely Ziyi Zhang. It covers the same ground as Yen’s films but looks to be a bit more artsy. Check »

- Rob Hunter

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Three images of Tony Leung as Ip Man in ‘The Grandmasters’

8 November 2012 6:24 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Starring Tony Leung as the renowned, nay legendary, Ip Man, along with Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, and Song Hye Gyo, The Grandmasters is possibly one of The most anticipated of modern martial arts movies. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai it’s his first film for five years, and his first Chinese-language film in eight years… The Grandmasters is set for release in China on 18th December, no word on a Us or UK release as yet.

In anticipation of the release, and following the debut of the theatrical trailer for The Grandmasters, here’s three new images (via The Playlist)  from the film featuring Tony Leung as Ip Man:

With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, »

- Phil

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