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THE GRANDMASTER (Past Film)
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Completed - CANTONESE, MANDARIN - Drama, Action/Adventure

Previous markets

  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Premiere)
  • Cannes 2013 (Line up)
Full history

Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Kar Wai WONG
Writer(s) : Kar Wai WONG
Cast : Tony, Chiu Wai LEUNG, Ziyi ZHANG, Chen CHANG, Benshan ZHAO, Shenyang XIAO, Hye Kyo SONG

Producer(s) : Kar Wai WONG (Jet Tone Films Limited), Jacky, Yee Wah PANG (Jet Tone Films Limited)

Synopsis

It starts as the story of Ip Man.
He was born and raised in Foshan. From the time of his youth he took part in contest after contest of skill in and around the Gold Pavilion. Then, one day, Master Gong arrived from the Northeast to hold a retirement ceremony at the Gold Pavilion.
One retires, one steps forward.
But who is entitled to be called a grandmaster? Ip Man? Master Gong’s daughter, Gong Er? The self-described ‘rascal’ of the Northeast? Or is it Master Gong, who took the Northern martial arts to the South?
Some are looking to recover what belongs to them. Others want to achieve enlightenment. Then there are those who are only ever able to start fires and light lamps, and those who observe the currents of a chaotic and war-torn world from the sidelines.
Kungfu, a horizontal and a vertical, falling, rising, charging forward, carrying on.
An era, rising and falling, scattering, regrouping, counter-attacking, advancing.
It starts in Foshan. Its heart is in Dongbei. Its feet are on the ground in Hong Kong.
This can no longer just the story of Ip Man.
It is the path of the grandmaster: Being. Knowing. Doing.

Production

Country(ies) : HONG KONG (CHINA)

Distributors

ARGENTINA Jan 01, 1753 IMPACTO CINE
AUSTRIA Jan 01, 1753 THIMFILM GMBH
BELGIUM Jan 01, 1753 CINEART
CHINA Jan 01, 1753 HUAXIA FILM DISTRIBUTION CO., LTD
FINLAND Jan 01, 1753 CINEMA MONDO
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 BACKUP MEDIA GROUP
GERMANY Jan 01, 1753 WILD BUNCH GERMANY
GREECE Jan 01, 1753 SEVEN FILMS
ITALY Jan 01, 1753 BIM DISTRIBUZIONE
KOREA (Sou Jan 01, 1753 CJ CGV CO., LTD.
LEBANON Jan 01, 1753 TELEVIEW
ROMANIA Jan 01, 1753 INDEPENDENTA FILM
RUSSIA Jan 01, 1753 CARMEN FILM GROUP
RUSSIA Jan 01, 1753 CARMEN FILM GROUP
RUSSIA Jan 01, 1753 CARAVELLA DDC / DRUGOE KINO
SERBIA Jan 01, 1753 SOUL FOOD DISTRIBUTION
SOUTH AFRI Jan 01, 1753 VIDEOVISION ENTERTAINMENT
SWEDEN Jan 01, 1753 TRIART FILM
SWITZERLAN Jan 01, 1753 FILMCOOPI ZURICH AG
UKRAINE Jan 01, 1753 UMS FILM
USA Jan 01, 1753 PALMERA INTERNATIONAL
USA Jan 01, 1753 THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
USA Jan 01, 1753 DISTANT HORIZON LTD

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Festivals and Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2013 - Competition (Out of Competition)
Beijing IFF 2014 Competition


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