Still without a proper U.S. release date (Annapurna Pictures has the rights, but hasn’t paired with a distributor yet), we’re taking what we can get from Wong Kar-Wai‘s “The Grandmasters,” even if it means watching a behind-the-scenes documentary on the film without any subtitles. But thankfully, someone has come to the rescue and at least given us a better understanding of the full length trailer.
Andrew Chan over at Film Comment (via The Film Stage) has translated the spot and kindly reupped an edit to the interwebs, and so now we have a least a sense of the story. As you know Tony Leung plays Ip Man, and it seems the story will track his ascension to head of the Chinese martial arts ascension, and his battle to prove his worth. Kick! Punch! Slow motion! We kid….this thing looks typically beautifully for Wong Kar-Wai (who else could make a blue banner blowing in the breeze a work of art….okay, maybe Terrence Malick….)
Anyway, it’s worth another spin. “The Grandmaster” opens in China on December 18th.