Director: Kar Wai Wong Run Time: 123 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2013 Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring: Chang Chen, Song Hye Kyo, Tony Leung, Xiao Shenyang, Zhao Benshan, Ziyi Zhang
The Grandmaster is a Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (the man who trained Bruce Lee).
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.