The Grandmaster

Letters to the Editor, February 9, 2013

Can John Tsang put a lid on inflation? Photo: Felix Wong

Mortgage squeeze hits wrong target

Runaway prices of Hong Kong properties are making things increasingly difficult for people living and working in the city.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 2:57am 2 comments

Video: Tony Leung mania grips university

Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai faces questions at Hong Kong University yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

A massive crowd of students past and present, staff, journalists, cameramen and even paparazzi jostled to catch sight of actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai at the University of Hong Kong yesterday, fresh from his role in The Grandmaster.

1 Feb 2013 - 12:35pm 2 comments

Movie Review: The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-wai at the screening of his movie "The Grandmaster". Photo: Reuters

The Grandmaster opens with a fight scene that, had it not looked so suspiciously similar to the final showdown in the Matrix trilogy, would have been quite impressive.

24 Jan 2013 - 1:30pm 2 comments

Film review: The Grandmaster

Tony Leung as wing chun master Ip Man inThe Grandmaster.

The Grandmaster

Starring: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

Director: Wong Kar-wai

13 Jan 2013 - 4:35pm

Film review: The Grandmaster, by Wong Kar-wai

Tony Leung plays wing chun master Ip Man in ''The Grandmaster''.

His first film, As Tears Go By (1988), was a drama about a triad; he also produced The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993) and directed Ashes of Time (1994), based on characters from the Louis Cha Leung-yung  martial arts novel. But Wong Kar-wai is usually looked upon as an auteur whose films feature more talk than action.

10 Jan 2013 - 5:20pm 3 comments

Wong Kar-wai epic 'Grandmaster' kicks up storm at Hong Kong premiere

Tony Leung, Wong Kar-wai and Zhang Ziyi at the Hong Kong premiere of the martial arts epic at iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited martial arts epic, The Grandmaster, finally hit the big screen in the city last night after nearly a decade in the making.

The film's leading lady, Zhang Ziyi, said she hoped to see an extended version released in future in order to do justice to the crew's hard work.

9 Jan 2013 - 1:37pm

Wong Kar-wai's latest film, The Grandmasters, opens

Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chiu-wai in Beijing. Photo: AFP

After more than a decade in the making and three years in production, Wong Kar-wai's much-anticipated action film The Grandmasters  will premiere in Hong Kong tonight and open in cinemas on Thursday.

9 Jan 2013 - 1:17pm