Director Wong Kar Wai on Scorsese: 'Marty has always been a great inspiration.' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Original US poster for The Grandmaster Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Weinstein added: "Marty Scorsese's reaction to The Grandmaster couldn’t have been more enthusiastic. When Marty champions a film, nothing is better; it is the ultimate seal of approval. I look forward to audiences seeing this wildly entertaining and artistic film."
"Marty has always been a great inspiration," said Wong Kar Wai. "We are so thankful for his support of the film."
The sense of choice in Wong Kar Wai's hypnotic The Grandmaster is touch, as he has the earth moving with powdery and glamorous colours decaying at the edges in unremitting longing. Gong Er, in a stupefying performance by Ziyi Zhang, is a martial arts Anna Karenina with fur cuffs as she battles for the family honour in front of a train that, like a never-ending strip of film, flickers in dangerous momentum. Ip Man, the hero of this tale, is played with gravity and remarkable poise by the wonderful Tony Leung, whose tenderness matches his physical art.
Revamped poster launches film as Martin Scorsese Presents: The Grandmaster