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In the Mood for Love and 2046 director Wong Kar Wai’s new film looks at the later years of the kung fu master and Bruce Lee’s teacher, Ip Man. Set against a turbulent 1930s China, the film follows the martial arts legend caught in the battle between two fighting styles and opposing ideologies brought about by the Japanese invasion.

With stunningly shot and choreographed fight sequences and beautifully restrained performances from Tony Leung (Hero) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), The Grandmaster is an unusually atmospheric and philosophic take on the martial arts genre.

“A study of ideas and textures, designed to ravish the senses” ★★★★ The Guardian

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