Phillipe Le Sourd on shooting 'The Grandmaster' and the historical final roll of Fujifilm
hitfix.com Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" is just the latest stylish entry in the filmography of a revered auteur. Yet remarkably, none of his films had been nominated for the Oscar for Best Cinematography until two weeks ago when his latest broke that unusual streak with a nomination for Philippe Le Sourd.
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With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn't keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what...

"The Grandmaster" stars Chang Chen, Cung Le, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, and Zhang Ziyi.

Directed by Wong Kar Wai.
Written by Wong Kar Wai, Xu Haofeng, and Zou Jingzhi.
Produced by Jacky Pang Yee Wah and Wong Kar Wai.
Production company/distributor: Annapurna Films and The Weinstein Company.

Release Date: August 23, 2013

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