Friday, January 18, 2013

"The Grandmaster" is first Gala Premiere at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, in collaboration with Shaw Organization and Mei Ah Entertainment, debut Wong Kar-wai’s highly-anticipated film "The Grandmaster" at the Grand Theatre on 23 January. The Gala will give opportunity to the fans to get the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of their favorite stars as they walk the red carpet on 23 January in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Wong Kar-wai‟s “The Grandmaster” is a Hong Kong-Chinese action drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. The film stars Hong Kong superstar, Tony Leung, and Chinese film actress and model, Zhang Ziyi.

Mr.  George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands said, “Marina Bay Sands is pleased to host our first movie premiere. The debut of „The Grandmaster‟ is a perfect way to unveil our theatres as the newest movie premiere location in Singapore.”

Famed Hong Kong actor Tony Leung has won nine Hong Kong Film Awards and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award for his role in Wong Kar-wai's 2000 film “In the Mood for Love”. He will be playing the role of “Ip Man” in “The Grandmaster”.

“The Grandmaster”  has been widely acclaimed  by  critics and  well-known artistes in the film industry. It was also a big success at the Hong Kong box office, raking in US$2million in 4 days,and US$28million in 7 days at the China box office. “The Grandmaster” sneak previews begin in Singapore 25 January in all theatres and opens on 31 January.

Marina Bay Sands is fast  becoming a hotspot for international superstars and world-famous athletes, having previously hosted  PSY, Jennifer Lopez,  Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber,  Tiger Woods, Zhang Ziyi, Katy Perry, Rain, Shah Rukh Khan, boxing phenomenon Manny Pacquiao, ATP players Janko Tipsarevic and Kei Nishikori, football legends Pele and Eric Cantona, Liverpool FC players and NBA player Kobe Bryant.

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