Available between April 30 - May 23.
Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
In 1950’s Hong Kong, Master Ip wants to open a martial arts school, but first he must pass the tests put forth by the local grandmasters and their corrupt leader.
If that weren’t enough, a bullying British boxer has come to town and is violently insulting the Chinese locals and their martial arts – and it’s up to Master Ip to defend the honour of both in a brutal East Vs. West showdown.
“Loosely based on true events, British Hong Kong police corruption was a serious problem in Hong Kong for many decades. However, this fact has rarely been reported in English-language media. We urge British MPs and journalists who have been actively reporting and commenting on Hong Kong to watch this film, to reflect on one’s own history objectively.”
An award-winning and multi-skilled Film Director, Wilson Yip Wai-Shun has worked extensively with international and local artistes, established advertising agencies, as well as major TV and corporate clients for over a decade.
Wilson’s experience and works run the gamut in range and genres – from narratives, commercials to TV brandings. His unique brand of romanticism, storytelling techniques and compelling visual style are evident in the majority of his VFX-laced works. A promo video he conceptualized and directed for Oppo R17 Pro (Vietnam) has so far garnered over 8 million views. His inspiring short film “Dakota” clinched both Gold & Silver awards at the 2017 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, adding to his collection of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards won at Promax Global/Asia and New York Festivals in recent years.
Cantonese, English Subtitles
Hong Kong SAR, China