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Tony Leung Reunites With Wong Kar Wai For THE FERRYMAN

It appears that Wong Kar Wai will reunite with his favorite leading man for his upcoming project The Ferryman with reports that Tony Leung has signed on to play the lead. Having previously starred for WKW as the lead in... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE GRANDMASTER In 3D? Yes, Says Wong Kar-Wai - Coming In October

Did you feel that Wong Kar-Wai's elegant, graceful, and exciting The Grandmaster was too ... oh, what's the word ... two-dimensional? The director has come up with a solution. He is adding a third dimension to the biographical action movie, which... More »
By Peter Martin   

Wong Kar Wai Adapting Romantic Drama I BELONGED TO YOU

Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai appears to have his next project, author Zhang Jiajia posting on his Weibo account that WKW has licensed a short tale called The Ferryman from his collection I Belonged To You. The story revolves... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE GRANDMASTER Wins 12, Dominates Hong Kong Film Awards

The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards have just announced their winners and unsurprisingly it was Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster that dominated the evening, scooping a phenomenal twelve awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best... More »
By James Marsh   

Exclusive Interview: Tony Leung, Cinematic Grandmaster

Tony Leung is a grandmaster of the big screen. His collaborations with John  Woo, Wong Kar Wai and others have solidified not only his reputation as a master craftsman but one who is able to take that physical craft so attached... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Interview: Wong Kar-Wai, Tony Leung And Zhang Ziyi Talk THE GRANDMASTER

Director Wong Kar-Wai is renowned for legendarily long incubation periods for his films.  Five years after his last movie, Director Wong brings us The Grandmaster, his kung fu-filled biopic of Wing Chun master, Ip Man, which reunites him with... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Opening: THE GRANDMASTER (U.S. Version), No Subtleties Please, We're American

Judging by the U.S. cut of The Grandmaster, in comparison to the version released in Hong Kong, we Americans must be really dumb. The Hong Kong version, available on Blu-ray in Asia, runs 130 minutes. The U.S. cut runs 108... More »
By Peter Martin   

THE GRANDMASTER VFX Featurette Shows Ziyi Zhang Fighting With Style

Soon to be released in America, a new featurette for The Grandmaster dropped today, showing how the masters fight in snow with the help of VFX. While you won't see Tony Leung Chiu Wai here, Ziyi Zhang shines in this... More »
By Trung Rwo   

Wong Kar Wai Is Now A 'Commander' In France

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the French have long been head over heels for Wong Kar Wai's signature blend of Nouvelle Vague playfulness, melancholy and culture-specific subject-matter. But the country has gone ahead and confirmed it again anyway, having just... More »
By Brian Clark   

Udine 2013 Review: TOUCH OF THE LIGHT Offers A Polite Reminder Not To Abandon Your Dreams

"Presented" by Wong Kar Wai and directed by Chang Jung-chi, Touch of the Light isn't an incredibly deep or adventurous movie, but I dare you to watch it and not reflect at least once, "maybe I should give some of... More »
By Brian Clark   

US Trailer For THE GRANDMASTER Confirms That The Weinsteins Think All Americans Are Stupid Meatheads

Hands up everyone out there who has ever seen a film by Wong Kar Wai. Yep, that's a pretty decent number. Okay, now. Hands up everybody who's ever even read anything about any film by Wong Kar Wai. That's even more... More »
By Todd Brown   

Berlinale 2013: Wong Kar Wai And The Cast Share Insight Into THE GRANDMASTER

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, a sumptuous ode to martial arts and the people who practice them, was warmly received in China, but the critical reaction to the newly-cut version that opened Berlin has been decidedly mixed. Afterwards, Wong Kar... More »
By Brian Clark   

Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTER Is Coming To The U.S.A. and Canada

On the eve of its European premiere as the opening film of Berlinale, Wong Kar Wai's much-anticipated retelling of the Ip Man saga, The Grandmaster, has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. and English-Speaking Canada by The Weinstein... More »
By Brian Clark   

Get Behind The Scenes Of Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTER

[UPDATE 2:  Added more making-of videos that focuses on Chen Chang and Zhang Ziyi's Kung-fu training and on Yuen Woo Ping choreographing the fights.][UPDATE:  Added third making-of video that focuses on Tony Leung Chiu Wai's Wing Chun training.]Our very own... More »
By Al Young   

Review: THE GRANDMASTER Brings Class to the Ip Man Legend

Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong Cinema's most prestigious auteur, finally delivers his long-gestating biopic of Wing Chun pioneer Ip Man, and it proves an action-packed visual feast. Light on narrative, but oozing Wong's trademark elegance, the film weaves the director's... More »
By James Marsh   

Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTER to Open Berlinale, and Hopefully Play Sooner in Hong Kong

After five years of waiting and numerous delays, it looks like Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster (which is officially no longer plural) is finally going to be unleashed on the  public. After it's Hong Kong release date was pushed back... More »
By Brian Clark