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The Wong Kar Wai directed film THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) will open in early 2013. Recently the film has been invited to be the 63rd Berlin Film Festival opening film. The festival poster has been officially released and the cast has confirmed its attendance.
Because Wong Kar Wai will be the Berlin Film Festival jury chair, THE GRANDMASTERS did not qualify for competition. Wai Jai said that he was not disappointed. He said, "Actually competition is not it is not the most important. The international film festival participation shares the results of the production effort that we have put in with viewers outside Asia. This time we don't need to compete, our moods have relaxed much more." Zhang Ziyi said that even without competition she still would make time to attend and hoped to dress up for the red carpet.