Wong Kar Wai's THE GRANDMASTER Is Coming To The U.S.A. and Canada
The Weinstein Co. will presumably be releasing the version that screened in Berlin, which is reportedly around fifteen minutes shorter and somewhat restructured in comparison to the version released in China. Speaking from the ground at the festival, I can tell you that while some have praised the film, many critics have been far less kind to it than our own James Marsh, who reviewed the previous version.
I'll be chiming in with a few of my thoughts on the new cut tomorrow, along with some highlights from a press conference with Wong Kar Wai; suffice to say for now that I found the film passionate and exhilarating, but am also not terribly surprised that it's dividing critics. But enough! You'll be able to decide for yourself soon enough.