BE WATER

By Bao NGUYEN

DOGWOOF - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, UNITED KINGDOM

Documentary - Completed 2020

In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents’ homeland of Hong Kong to complete four iconic films. Charting his struggles between two worlds, this portrait explores questions of identity and representation through the use of rare archival and interviews.

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Sundance Film Festival 2020
U.S. Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, CHINESE
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bao NGUYEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Julia NOTTINGHAM, Bao NGUYEN, Gentry KIRBY, Erin LEYDEN, Adam NEUHAUS
    • Synopsis
    • In 1971, before his superstardom, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to get the opportunities to be a lead actor that eluded him in America. In the two years before his untimely death, Lee completed four films, which changed the history of film and made him a household name. Through rare archival footage, memories of family and friends, and his own words, the story of that time and Lee’s prior experiences are told with an intimacy and immediacy that have infrequently been used in earlier tellings of his legend.
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