05 Jan

The Grandmaster

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B

The Grandmaster is a powerful film that chronicles the life of Ip Man (played by Tony Leung),  the revered martial artist who trained Bruce Lee.  It takes place in Foshan in the 1930s and during Man’s flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War.

This was a time of much struggle and hardship. This is a true story, and we get a lot of history.

The movie is beautifully shot and directed – and the story is well written.  Even if you’re not a fan of Kung Fu, there is a lot to appreciate.  Ziyi Zang plays Ip Man’s love interest, and rival, Gong Er. She’s strong and beautiful and absolutely determined.

Definitely worth seeing.

English subtitles.

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