The 67th Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off on August 1 with a versatile line-up of titles, several of which are making the rounds in other fests as we speak. This no less extends to prolific documentary filmmaker and producer Serge Ou who sits at the helm for the world premiere of Iron Fists And Kung Fu Kicks, thanks in key part to the festival’s MIFF Premiere Fund.
From Hong Kong to Hollywood, the Shaw Brothers to The Matrix, iron fists and kung fu kicks have been busting box offices and breaking barriers since the 1960s. This is the wild story of how the way of the dragon became a global phenomenon.
Veronica Fury (Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, MIFF Premiere Fund 2014) serves as producer with XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown exec producing.
Host to classic clips of kung fu cinema yesteryear with a transformative on the genre’s influence today, Iron Fists And Kung Fu Kicks enlists an interview line-up partly comprised of figures such as premiere wuxia film star, Cheng Pei-pei, and other legends like Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Robert Samuels, and contemporary torchbearers such as Jessica Henwick and Amy Johnston.
Check out the official website for the MIFF line-up and bookmark this one for future notice.