Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Grandmaster (一代宗师) (2013)

Wong Kar Wai's very own Ip Man biopic.

The gimmick: stripping away the urban legends, pure fiction, and historiography of the Ip Man story, we're left with a telling that puts the "grandmaster" in his social and historical context.

Watch for: A very philosophical film grounded in the sensibilities of Chinese pugilistic society during the Sino-Japanese war years. Skip if you're hoping for an action epic.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 30 January 2013.

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