TIFF 2011: Ricky D’s 10 Alternative Picks #8: Three Clips For Xu Haofeng’s The Sword Identity

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Perhaps the biggest disappointment with TIFF is that Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmasters is still not ready to be seen. However its screenwriter Xu Haofeng has his own film titled The Sword Identity is set to premiere. Haofeng calls it “inner martial arts“ presented visually and aurally. Xu Haofeng is a multi-talented artist, not only a filmmaker but a novelist, Taoist scholar and martial-arts connoisseur.

Synopsis: 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.

Three clips have arrived from the film which you can watch below. Enjoy!

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