Wong Kar Wai http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24622/all en Hong Kong art house director Wong Kar Wai back with kung fu epic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-art-house-director-wong-kar-wai-back-kung-fu-epic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Venus Wu</p> <p>HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong art house director Wong Kar Wai, whose slow-paced, pensive films earned him laurels at international festivals such as Cannes, where he won best director, has just come out with "The Grandmaster," his latest kung fu epic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-art-house-director-wong-kar-wai-back-kung-fu-epic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of China Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Wong Wong Kar Wai Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:45:20 +0000 5731959 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:46:00 +0000 5749073 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:45:33 +0000 5749309 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster': an exile story told through Kung Fu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/wong-kar-wais-the-grandmaster-exile-story-told-through-kung-fu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - It was a black-and-white home movie of an old man, diminutive and cancer-stricken, performing Chinese martial arts techniques in a Hong Kong apartment that spurred director Wong Kar Wai to make his latest film, the Kung Fu epic "The Grandmaster."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/wong-kar-wais-the-grandmaster-exile-story-told-through-kung-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of China Cinema of Hong Kong Hong Kong films Human Interest Wong Kar Wai Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:46:48 +0000 5914144 at http://www.globalpost.com