A Simple Life

A Simple Life

A Simple Life

Award-winning Hong Kong drama from veteran director Ann Hui, reuniting local superstar Andy Lau with his real-life godmother Deannie Yip (Best Actress at Venice Film Festival).

"Chung Chun To (Deanie Yip) has served the Leung family as a live-in maid for over 60 years, through four generations. With most of the family moved to the United States, the only one who needs her these days is film producer Roger Leung (Andy Lau), who frequently uses the family apartment in Hong Kong. But then she has a stroke. She becomes an invalid and decides to retire into an old-pensioners home. This drastically changes her relationship with Roger, who feels obliged to look after her instead of the other way round." (Twitch Film)

Winner of five awards, including Best Actress (Yip), at the Venice Film Festival 2011. Winner of Best Director, Actor and Actress at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards 2011.
2011Rating: PG118 minsHong KongCantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Ann Hui ('All About Love', 'The Swordsman', 'The Postmodern Life of My Aunt')
Writer:
Susan ChanYan-lam Lee
Cast:
Andy LauDeannie YipWang FuliAnthony WongPaul ChunQin Hailu

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Suffused with the gentle, unforced humanity viewers have come to expect from Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui, "A Simple Life" is a tender ode to the elderly, their caregivers and the mutual generosity of spirit that makes their limited time together worthwhile.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A crowd-pleasing drama.

Variety

Variety

press

Suffused with the gentle, unforced humanity viewers have come to expect from Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui, "A Simple Life" is a tender ode to the elderly, their caregivers and the mutual generosity of spirit that makes their limited time together worthwhile.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A crowd-pleasing drama.

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