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Yut doi jung si | 一代宗师

Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong, 2013

Zachary T.'s rating of the film The Grandmaster

Many of Wong Kar-Wai's past films have seen the auteur trying to express abstract and complicated ideas entirely through his strong visuals -- sometimes unsuccessfully. Here, the biblically simple story works in perfect tandem with the expressive, rain-barraged pastels and legible action. Refreshing as a martial arts film and an artistic statement both.