Bruce Lee’s Nunchucks on Display at Kung Fu Film Exhibit
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Nunchucks used by Bruce Lee are on display at the Hong Kong Film Archive until March 2020, alongside screenings of iconic Hong Kong kung fu and wuxia films.
Nunchucks and a tasselled spear used by Bruce Lee and Sek Kin when training for the iconic kung fu movie Enter the Dragon (1973) are on display at Multifarious Arrays of Weaponry in Hong Kong Cinema, an exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive.
The exhibition also showcases many other prop weapons used in classic Hong Kong martial arts films, including Kwan Tak-hing’s whip, Jackie Chan’s paper fan, the long sword and the machete from The Bride with White Hair (1993) and more.
The star of this exhibition is the reconstruction of the Enter the Dragon set where the final duel between Bruce Lee and Sek Kin takes place. Besides showcasing the nunchucks and tasselled spear used by the duo, the recreated set allows visitors to feel as if they are about to witness the dramatic battle between the two martial arts masters as depicted in the iconic film.
The Hong Kong Film Archive’s Morning Matinee will also showcase 16 kung fu and wuxia films every Friday morning, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Holy Flame of the Martial World (1980). Additionally, videos of interviews with numerous action choreographers and stuntmen as well as demonstrations on different kinds of weapons will be shown at the exhibition.
A seminar titled The Sparks Between Weapons and Kung Fu, hosted by film critic Po Fung, will be held on February 15, 2020, at the HKFA Cinema. The seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.