Three Clips From Xu Haofeng's THE SWORD IDENTITY
Though Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmasters may not be be in Toronto or Venice, its screenwriter Xu Haofeng is in both with his directorial debut The Sword Identity.
A trio of clips have arrived from the film and, surprisingly, with their use of long takes and minimal dialogue they feel almost like clips from a classic western though the content is obviously quite different. Production design and staging is excellent and this looks to be an unusual and compelling spin on the martial arts picture. Take a look at the three clips below.In a martial arts event during the Ming Dynasty, a young swordsman must use not only his exquisite swordplay technique, but also his wits, when competing against the masters of four different philosophies of combat... Fascinating debut from the acclaimed novelist and co-writer of Wong Kar Wai's upcoming THE GRANDMASTERS.