The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoured Wong Kar Wai‘s contribution to film with a special screening of ‘The Grandmaster‘ at 7:30PM on July 22nd. Aside from the chair and the board members, the film’s lead actress Zhang Ziyi also made an appearance and surprised Wong Kar-wai.
The special screening was hosted by ‘Mad Men‘ creator Matthew Weiner who is an admirer of Wong Kar-wai’s films and thus volunteered to host.
Official US website: http://thegrandmasterfilm.com/
‘The Grandmaster’ will have its US premiere at Comic-Con on Saturday July 20th: http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/hot-trailer-the-grandmaster/
A season of Wong Kar-wai‘s films will be shown at the Museum of the Moving Image (Queens, New York) between July 12th and August 24th. ‘The Grandmaster’ premieres in New York on August 10th with Wong Kar-wai himself in attendance: http://www.movingimage.us/films/2013/07/12/detail/wong-kar-wai-2/
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be honoring Director/Writer Wong Kar-wai on July 22, 2013 with an onstage conversation followed by a sneak preview of his latest film, The Grandmaster.
From the Academy’s website:
Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar Wai is known for his unique sense of style and emotionally resonant work. The first Chinese director to win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his 1997 film “Happy Together,” Wong has been called a “poet of time” by Sight & Sound and “perhaps the most revered and singular of Hong Kong auteurs” by The New York Times.
A new featurette for ‘The Grandmaster‘ has just been released showing the work of French studio BUF, the VFX group behind the atmospherics in the film.
The full production notes can be read here: http://buf.com/visual_effects.php?display=text&id=1053&year=2013
The new US trailer for Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” has finally been released, complete with annoying voiceover.
The film will finally be released in America on August 23.
The 130-minute version of “The Grandmaster” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in China on April 23rd.
Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company has revealed that the international version of “The Grandmaster” (now retitled as “Grandmasters“) will be in US cinemas on August 23rd.