Four movies made in Hong Kong, South Korea, Poland and Denmark in 2013 would be presented before movie buffs this Sunday at Banner Film Festival.
The life of Wing Chun (a self-defence Chinese martial art) grandmaster lp Man, who trained Bruce Lee is sketched in the Wong Kar-wai directed ‘The Grand Master’. The movie sails through flashbacks in lp Man’s life, beginning from his early training at age seven and induction into martial arts by his master Chan Wahshun. The ups and downs in his life that cannot stay de-linked from the arts unfolds as the film proceeds. ‘The Grand Master’ was the opening film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013.
Yong-Goo, a mentally handicapped man, gets a jail sentence after being falsely accused of kidnapping and murdering a girl over his attempt to get a ‘Sailor Moon’ backpack exhibited in a store for his daughter. Inside the jail cell, he gets another five inmates to plot a ‘Miracle in Cell No 7’ to make Yong-Goo see his daughter Ye-Seung. The movie with a mix of heartwarming comedy and family melodrama is made by Lee Hwan-kyung.
The story of a man diagnosed with cerebral palsy is knitted neither in a tearful sentimental not coldly scientific way in ‘Life Feels Good’. Maciej Pieprzyca’s film shows a man with cerebral palsy struggling to communicate to those around him that he is an intelligent, sentient human being but instead proves oddly entertaining.
In ‘The Hunt’, Lucas is a member of a close-knit Danish community who works at a local kindergarten. A divorcee, he struggles to maintain a relationship with his son, but enjoys wholesome interaction with the children at the kindergarten. His co-worker Nadja makes advances towards him and eventually moves in as his girlfriend.
The screenings organised by Banner Film Society at Lenin Balavadi begin at 9.30 am.