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Yut doi jung si | 一代宗师

Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong, 2013

Harry Rossi's rating of the film The Grandmaster

While I did feel I missed out on not seeing the full Chinese cut as well as not knowing the full historical context, from a cinematic standpoint it's unbelievable. Kar-wai is one of my very favorite filmmakers and this certainly didn't disappoint. It's gorgeous and the fighting was not only astounding to marvel at, it was incredibly romantic and poetic. That coupled with themes of loss and nostalgia made this great.