Wong Kar-Wai

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster put forward for Oscar nomination

Oscar hopeful Wong Kar-wai

Hong Kong filmmakers have chosen Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster to represent the city at the Oscars.

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013, 11:16am

Is Chungking Mansions a trap for Wong Kar-wai movie fans?

Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui attracts bargain travellers and Wong Kar-wai fans. Photo: Edward Wong

China’s younger generation, in the wake of the Chungking Mansions rape, wonder whether fans of Wong Kar-wai's cult movie are staying at the iconic building at the price of their own safety.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:56pm 4 comments

A Good Week for ... , May 12, 2013

Wong Kar-wai

Wong Kar-wai, the Hong Kong film director, was awarded France's highest cultural honour.

12 May 2013 - 4:00am

Top French honour for director Wong Kar-wai

Laurent Fabius is set to present director Wong Kar-wai with France's top cultural honour.

Film director Wong Kar-wai will join one of the art world's most exclusive clubs today when he is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

5 May 2013 - 7:11am

Talking points


Liaison chief meets Heung Yee Kuk

16 Feb 2013 - 5:38am

A good week for ... , January 13, 2013

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

13 Jan 2013 - 1:57am

Striking thoughts

Zhang Ziyi. Photo: Corbis

Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster is likely to be film fans' last chance to catch Zhang Ziyi's kung fu moves. It's true, the 33-year-old actress says, in response to rumours that she's planning to stop making martial arts films.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:17pm 1 comment

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

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Six degrees

Six degrees

Ip Man (right) passed away 40 years ago today, aged 79, from throat cancer.

2 Dec 2012 - 1:25am

Wong Kar-wai film gets release date - a decade on

Wong Kar-wai's biopic about martial arts legend Ip Man has been given a release date, a decade after it was announced to the world's media.

The Grandmasters will open on the mainland on December 18 and in Hong Kong 'soon after', according to Agnes Leung Kwai-fong, a publicist for Wong's company, Jettone Films.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

In the mood for Shu

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am