An Illustrated Tribute to the Films of Hong Kong Filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai

Film.com has compiled a gallery of illustrations inspired by the films of Wong Kar-Wai in anticipation of the U.S. release of his latest film, The Grandmaster. The illustrated pieces featured range from alternative movie posters to comic strips. Known for the rich aesthetics of his films, which include critic favorites Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love, Wong has explored love cinematically in a variety of settings, including ancient China and modern-day New York City.

“In the Mood for Love” by Kevin Wada

“2046” by Afu Chan

“Chungking Express” by Poppy

“The Grandmaster” by Vania Zouravliov

You can see the rest of the gallery here.

Featured photo: “In the Mood for Love” by Adrian Tomine

Proof That Chang Chen Looks Good Doing Pretty Much Anything

One of the stars of The Grandmaster, Taiwanese actor Chang Chen is definitely a movie star, in the best sense of the phrase. He’s been casted in a number of films, including Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together, Three Times (for which he was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival), and the Ang Lee visual stunner, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

But besides being an incredible actor, we’ve come to notice that Chang Chen is one of those rare people that seems to be able look incredibly handsome pretty much all the time, during both the most exciting and banal of tasks.

What sorts of things, might you ask? Well, things like…

 

…taking a picture.
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…drinking water
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…riding a bike.
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…throwing a sweater over his shoulder.ChangC_4

…enjoying a cup of espresso.
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…sitting down in a room.
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…holding his face in his hands.
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…holding an umbrella.
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…and most impressively, getting ready to kick some butt in The Grandmaster.
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What’s your favorite Chang Chen look?

Event Recap: “The Grandmaster” Premiere in NYC

Yesterday morning, Zhang Ziyi made a guest appearance on Good Morning America in front of Times Square, New York. To counter the gloomy weather, Ziyi wore a stunning Vionnet Resort 2014 drop-waist ribbed dress.

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But that was only the beginning of the day. Despite the rain, Zhang Ziyi was all smiles because last night was the premiere of the much-anticipated Chinese martial arts film, The Grandmaster.

The film also stars Hong Kong Film Award winner Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (In the Mood for Love). Directed by Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster follows the life of legendary kung fu master, Ip Man (also known as the trainer of equally renowned Bruce Lee) during the chaotic time after the fall of China’s last dynasty.

Luckily, we won’t have to wait much longer to see this film. The Grandmaster will be released in theaters in Los Angeles and New York in on August 23rd and nationwide on August 30th.

Can’t wait that long?
Download Tony Leung’s Red Carpet Interview here
Catch Red Carpet photo’s here
And See Afterparty photo’s here

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