Today,we are going to talk about a Hong Kong action drama film, The Grandmaster (一代宗师yīdài zōngshī). It is based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man.The film is directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and stars Tony Leung as Yip Man.It was released on 8 January 2013 in China.It was shown at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (第三十六届柏林国际电影节dì-sānshíliù jiè bólín guójì diànyǐngjié) in February 2013.
Wong,alongside actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi,Chang Chen and Zhang Jin, will attend the premiere of the film – which depicts the life story of wing chun grandmaster Yip Man – at UA Cinema in Tsim Sha Tsui’s iSquare shopping mall.At a press preview in Beijing on Sunday,Leung and Zhang Ziyi bemoaned the difficulties three years of filming entailed.Zhang joked she would consider retiring from action films as she was getting old.
Leung,47,recounted suffering from multiple bone injuries and an inflamed trachea after a 30-day round-the-clock filming session.He said he could hardly believe it when Wong announced that the production was finally complete.
But something positive came out of all the kung fu practice for Taiwanese actor Chang, who plays a master of baji quan,a form of martial art that originated in Hebei province during the Qing dynasty (清朝Qīngcháo).He recently won a national martial arts competition on the mainland.