Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history. Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history.
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history.

The Grandmaster: how Wong Kar-wai’s martial arts epic captured the essence of Chinese culture and history

  • Film shows with precision the different martial arts styles, with choreography by The Matrix’s Yuen Woo-ping, and sets them against 20th century Chinese history
  • The story starts with Ip Man defending southern fighting styles against a master of northern style, then follows the kung fu master to Hong Kong

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history. Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history.
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (front) as Ip Man in The Grandmaster, filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s depiction of different martial arts styles set against the turbulence of 20th century history.
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