Kino Azji

23 September 2013

Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" goes for the Oscars

The latest film by Wong Kar-Wai was chosen as the Hong Kong Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film.

This is not the first time a Wong Kar-Wai's film represents Hong Kong in the Oscar race - in 2000 the country's entry was "In the Mood for Love", but it did not make the Academy shortlist.

The Polish premiere of "The Grandmaster" takes place at this year's 7th Five Flavours FF, with screenings scheduled both in Warsaw (4-11th November 2013, Kino Muranow and Kino Luna cinemas) and Wroclaw (8-14th November, Kino Nowe Horyzonty).

Wielki mistrz, reż. Wong Kar-wai

Other Asian Oscar entries for the Best Foreign Language Film include "Ilo Ilo" (dir. Anthony Chen, Singapore - also to be screened at 7th Five Flavours FF), "Juvenile Offender" (dir. Kang Yi-kwan, South Korea), "The Good Road" (dir. Gyan Correa, India), and "The Great Passage" (dir. Ishii Yuya, Japan).

Sources: Filmbiz.asia, Screendaily.com