Maybe the real love story here is the one between a man and his director. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Wong Kar-Wai have made seven films together over a period of almost twenty years, and now their seventh film The Grandmaster is battling its way into cinemas. It was a long, arduous shoot, with Leung training for three years before a single frame of footage was even shot. The two men, both acknowledged to be at the very top of their game in their respective careers, talk candidly about their love for kungfu movies, the challenges involved in making a the film, and give us a little insight into a friendship that`s yielded the dreamy, artistic likes of 2046 and In The Mood For Love.
Book your calendar from 15-26 May for a delightful sojourn in Europe! Unfortunately, we can`t actually take you to Europe but the films in the 23rd European Union Film Festival can transport you thereâ€
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We probe into the dark recesses of Gilbert Chan`s mind to get an insight into his inspiration for making 23:59, his personal encounters with the supernatural, and his talent for scaring hapless army boys so badly that they weep uncontrollably in the toilet (No, we`re not making up that last bit!)
By Raphael Lim
The movie has some truly hair-raising scenes; did you have any similar experiences during NS to inspire you in thinking up the horror sequences?
Actually, strange experiences did happen to me when I was writing the script. There was once when I was writing late into the night, about 3 am. All of a sudden, I could hear furniture being dragged across the floor right above me. It was so loud that I stopped writing and went to sleep. The next day, I went upstairs to my neighbour to speak to them about the noise. This old Indian lady opened the door. She told me that only she and her husband were staying in the apartment and they slept really early. And it was impossible that they were shifting their furniture so late at night! My hair kind of stood when I heard that.
- It takes more than just good actors to make a great movie. Join us as we talk to the various talents behind one of the most anticipated blockbusters this holiday season, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Who's in this interview?
ROBERT DOWNEY JR (Sherlock Holmes),
NOOMI RAPACE (Sim),
JARED HARRIS (Moriarty),
GUY RITCHIE (Director),
JOEL SILVER (Producer),
LIONEL WIGRAM (Producer),
SUSAN DOWNEY (Producer),
MICHELE AND KIERAN MULRONEY (Screenwriters)
HANS ZIMMER (Composer)