Bruce Lee doc for museum in the works
Film will screen only at his restored residence in Hong KongHONG KONG -- The Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers is shooting a documentary on the life of Bruce Lee, to be shown at the late martial arts superstar's former Hong Kong residence when its restoration is complete.
The as-yet-untitled documentary, financed by the government subsidy Film Development Fund, will feature interviews with Lee's family members, childhood friends and people who had worked with Lee during his brief but brilliant career.
Director and Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild honorary president Cheung Tung-joe recalls working with Lee when Cheung was a production assistant. Director John Woo talks about his impressions of Lee, as well as the impact he made on Hong Kong cinema.
The documentary will be showcased only in the Bruce Lee residence-turned-museum, situated in Hong Kong's Kowloon Tong area. The property, rebuilt into a hotel after Lee died, was donated by Hong Kong philanthropist Yu Pang-lin to the government this year.
The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, along with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, with support from the Tourism Commission, have organized an open international competition to invite creative ideas on the restoration.
Another documentary on the restoration process "The Making of Bruce Lee's Residence," will be shot by public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong, and also shown at the restored residence.