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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 am    Post subject: Berlin Film Festival Opens With 'The Grandmaster' Reply with quote

Berlin Film Festival Opens With 'The Grandmaster'


02/07/13 11:15 AM ET EST

BERLIN — Martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" kicked off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, introducing an international audience to Yip Man, the man who mentored Bruce Lee and brought kung fu to the masses.

The movie by Wong Kar-wai is running out of competition because the director also heads this year's jury.

Shanghai-born Wong and his fellow jurors – among them American actor-director Tim Robbins – will have to choose from 19 movies competing for prizes at the 63rd Berlinale.

These include the Steven Soderbergh thriller "Side Effects" with Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gus Van Sant's film "Promised Land" about the shale gas industry starring Matt Damon.

Juliette Binoche portrays a troubled French sculptor in "Camille Claudel 1915," while "Gold" tells a tale of German immigrants seeking their luck in late 19th-century North America.

Competing also are romantic thriller "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" with Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood, and "Closed Curtain" by Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi, who was barred from leaving Iran to attend the festival.

The winner of one award has already been announced. French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann will be honored for his life's work. Lanzmann's nine-and-a-half hour documentary "Shoah" about the horrors of the genocide of European Jews was screened at the festival in 1986.

In total more than 400 films will be shown at the Feb. 7-17 event known for its focus on social and political works.

Jury president Wong said ahead of the festival that Berlin was about the "experience of a true pleasure of sharing ideas" in the cinema.

Speaking Thursday about his own work, Wong told reporters that the biggest challenge while making "The Grandmaster" was the fact that he doesn't practice martial arts himself.

Wong said he was nevertheless drawn to the figure of Yip Man, Bruce Lee's mentor, because of his fortitude in the face of a lifetime of hardship, beginning with his childhood in Imperial China through the revolutionary years and ending in Hong Kong under British colonial rule.

"His life basically is like the modern history of the early days of our republic," said Wong. "During all these periods you can see how a martial artist stands up for his principles and his honor in front of all this hardship"

The international cut of "The Grandmaster" premiering in Berlin has been shortened from the version released in China last year. The film stars Tony Leung ("In the Mood for Love") and Zhang Ziyi, best known internationally for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."


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Berlin 2013: Wong Kar-wai on 'The Grandmaster,' Hong Kong Cinema and 'Passing the Torch' (Q&A)

1:35 PM PST 2/6/2013

by Clarence Tsui

"My cinema is something that belongs to the Chinese people as a whole, and it shouldn’t be limited to just a certain geographical territory in a certain historical era," said the the veteran auteur.

Seated in a hotel suite off Place Vendome in Paris, Wong Kar-wai is in fine spirits. You would never know he has just flown in overnight from Bangkok, where he was working around the clock to finish the international cut of his latest release, the martial arts epic The Grandmaster. The new version that opens the Berlinale is about 13 minutes shorter and also went through a small change in structure.

Grandmaster has already been released in China to positive reviews and generated nearly $45 million at the box office, giving Wong his first bona fide blockbuster. As the film makes its international premiere Thursday night at the Berlinale Palast, audiences will be treated to a mix of stunning action choreography (by Yuen Woo-ping) and Wong’s trademark melancholy. The film is an account of how legendary martial arts masters Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), Gong Er (Zhang Ziyi), her father Gang Baotian (Wang Qingxiang), The Razor (Chang Chen) and Ma San (Zhang Jin) navigate their lives in politically unstable times in 20th-century China.

STORY: Berlin 2013: 'The Grandmaster' Shortened by 15 Minutes for International Release

Wong, who also presides over the festival competition jury, talked with The Hollywood Reporter about the last-minute fine-tuning of a project he conceived nearly 17 years ago and what the film says about contemporary China.

The Hollywood Reporter: Why did you decide to make an international version of the film?

Wong Kar-wai: The version [released in Asia] has elements which Chinese audiences will be familiar with but which will not be that familiar to foreign audiences. There’s so much information that people could easily become confused. For example, during Ip Man’s opening voice-over about his own background, he talks about his family having a business on Bonham Strand West [a traditional hub of import-export trade in downtown Hong Kong]. Hong Kong audiences will know what that means, but to foreigners it doesn’t mean anything. So we just changed it to how he was running a family business which exports goods to Hong Kong. We made adjustments like this so that international audiences know what it is about.

THR: The film has gone through quite a long period of gestation and production. How different is the final product from the original idea?

Wong: I started out wanting simply to look at Ip Man the person. Later on, however, I discovered what I really wanted to examine is the whole martial arts landscape. I think the biggest question for me was, “What made Ip Man so remarkable?” Some would say it’s because he had a disciple called Bruce Lee, but that would be ignoring something that is crucial: the circumstances which shaped Ip Man’s life. His life is a microcosm of contemporary Chinese history. He lived through the Qing dynasty, the early republican years, the northern conquest [by the government against warlords], the fight against the Japanese [during WWII] and finally the exodus to Hong Kong [during and after the Chinese civil war between 1945 and 1949]. If you don’t give a proper account of this background, you won’t be able to understand the difficulties he goes through. Among the Chinese, and especially among martial arts practitioners or artists, there is this very important notion of passing the torch. It’s about realizing how one doesn’t own what one’s learned. Receiving inherited wisdom from the generation of forefathers means there’s also a responsibility to pass it on. This is the burden a grandmaster has to bear.

FILM REVIEW: The Grandmaster

THR: Is this something you can identify with as a veteran in your field?

Wong: I wouldn’t really say I’m a grandmaster, so there’s nothing autobiographical about the film. But I think just like what Ip Man did for martial arts, Hong Kong cinema needs a new way of thinking. The other day, while working in Bangkok, a friend gave me this 1990s book about Hong Kong films. The author was saying then how we’ve been making too many films for international markets and we were losing our own unique qualities. But we have to understand that Hong Kong films have been dependent on overseas markets from the very beginning; we’ve never been dependent on our own domestic market. And now you have all this talk about “going north” to tap the mainland Chinese market. But if Hong Kong films are really good, the sky’s the limit. You don’t have to rely merely on the mainland Chinese market. You shouldn’t really constrain yourself.

THR: So how does it feel now to be a Hong Kong filmmaker working on the mainland?

Wong: My cinema is something that belongs to the Chinese people as a whole, and it shouldn’t be limited to just a certain geographical territory in a certain historical era. It’s not like I have to make a film with mainland audiences in mind when we have mainland money in it — and in fact, there’s quite a bit of money from elsewhere as well.

THR: Can The Grandmaster also be seen as a chronicle of how Hong Kong became what it is, given that it ends with all the martial arts experts settling in the city and becoming part of its urban fabric?

Wong: That’s right. This is what I hope the film could be interpreted as. I’m happy now because I never expected the film could whip up so much debate and discussion about the city and what the martial arts masters’ roles were in its history. A lot of people were looking up information about the things we mentioned in the film, whether it’s the martial arts schools, which were set up there after the war, or other things we touched on in the story. This allows [Hong Kong] audiences to acknowledge, yet again, that we came from this very special place, and where the city’s vibrancy and core spirit stem from — that it’s a place that we should be really proud of.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

柏林影节开幕 叶问宫二红毯携手续缘



新浪娱乐讯 德国当地时间2013年2月7日晚,第63届柏林电影节拉开大幕。凛冽寒风与轻舞雪花如期而至,欧洲三大影节第一站再次与标志性的寒冷相伴。此次影节由王家卫担任评委会主席,携包括美国影人蒂姆-罗宾逊在内的6位评委会委员共同定夺19部主竞赛佳作。在当晚的开幕红毯上,老牌明星简方达魅力不减,开幕片《一代宗师》主演梁朝伟[微博]、章子怡[微博]亮相分外抢镜。范晓萱[微博]也继去年《龙门飞甲》后,因新片《明天你是否依然爱我》连续第二年光临柏林。

  星光暗淡民众热情 叶问宫二携手走红毯

  本届柏林影节有404部作品参加展映,其中19部主竞赛片演员整容强大:马特-达蒙(Matt Damon)、裘德·洛(Jude Law)、史蒂文-索德伯格(Steven Soderbergh)、朱丽叶-比诺什(Juliette Binoche)、凯瑟琳-德诺芙(Catherine Deneuve)和伊莎贝尔-于佩尔(Isabelle Huppert)均在其中。可惜在首日开幕红毯上,众位明星均未出场。唯有老牌影星简-方达献身撑场。尽管星光稀落,但影迷仍旧在电影宫门口聚首,为一睹影星真容不惧严寒,不吝尖叫。




  开幕仪式简约利落 王家卫遭调侃扮萌拆招



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

《一代宗师》柏林首映 增减近20处



新浪娱乐讯 北京时间7日19时(柏林时间中午12时),柏林电影节开幕片、王家卫导演的电影《一代宗师》在柏林举行了媒体场首映。此次上映的版本为王家卫对国内上映版进行修改后的120分钟版本,长度上少了15分钟,但多了3场较重要的戏份,也新增了一些交待背景的字幕,部分和主线关系不大的情节被删减或替换,整体比国内版更为流畅。外国媒体记者普遍觉得整体不错、比较喜欢,但对于时代背景和一线天那条线不是很懂,部分媒体记者认为没有超越《花样年华》。






  国际版对于国内版的修改,基本上做到了:新增的部分增加后,使得影片更流畅,降低观众的困惑;去掉的部分,去掉之后亦基本不影响理解,甚至也减少了产生费解的可能性,只是可能少一些延伸。比如,叶问在香港找丁连山(赵本山[微博]  饰)交手的那场戏,并未在国际版中出现。





  《法兰西西部报》(Ouest France)塞巴斯蒂安-瓦尼亚(Sebastien Vannier) :


  德国 网站 德尼兹-舍德科(Deniz Serkol):
















  【整场戏】丁连山(赵本山 饰)去香港,叶问拜访求见“六十四手”。









(新浪娱乐柏林电影报道组 陆姝/文 陈植/视频)

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「一代宗師」國際版 梁朝偉戲變多了


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章子怡累爆宣傳 梁朝偉抱恙頂硬上 《一代宗師》揭柏林影展序幕 王家衛領風騷


【明報專訊】第63屆柏林影展昨日正式揭幕,雖然19部角逐最高榮譽金熊獎的主競賽電影當中,華語片全軍覆沒,幸有王家衛執導、梁朝偉及章子怡主演的《一代宗師》擔任開幕電影,王大導更獲委任為評審主席,上午率領美國男星添羅賓斯(Tim Robbins)等6名評審員會見傳媒,下午再主持《一》片記者會,總算為華人影壇爭一口氣。



為照顧海外(尤其是歐洲)市場需要,王家衛早前留守曼谷剪片室,把《一代宗師》由原本片長130分鐘,刪減13分鐘至不足兩小時的國際版本,據報故事結構亦略作修改,「節奏更緊湊,感覺更成熟」,在柏林訪問了王大導的The Hollywood Reporter記者如是說。


事實上,王家衛與柏林影展關係深厚,1991年《阿飛正傳》及1996年《墮落天使》先後在當地參展,贏得歐美影評人口碑。今年獲邀擔任評審團主席,昨日趁開幕禮前夕,王家衛先帶領6名評審員包括《一九四二》男星添羅賓斯、奧斯卡最佳外語片《愛有新世界》丹麥導演蘇珊比亞(Susanne Bier)、威尼斯銀獅獎伊朗導演舒蓮妮莎(Shirin Neshat)等會見傳媒,為一連11日的影展掀開序幕。





今屆共有19部主競賽片,本地影迷較熟悉的有吉士雲遜(Gus Van Sant)執導、繼《驕陽似我》後再跟麥迪文(Matt Damon)合作的Promised Land,《毒網》金像導演史提芬蘇德堡(Steven Soderbergh)執導的Side Effects亦是矚目新作,亞洲代表則有韓國導演洪尚秀的《海媛》(Nobody's Daughter Haewon)。到底金熊獎花落誰家?本月17日閉幕禮自有分曉。

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柏林电影节开幕 梁朝伟牵章子怡王家卫携夫人

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