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Films & Schedules - A SIMPLE LIFE


Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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With perfectly judged performances from Andy Lau and Deanie Ip (winner of the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival), Ann Hui’s moving film looks at the decades-long relationship between a man and his devoted family servant. Ip plays Ah Tao, who has worked for the Leung family for 60 years. For the past decade, the only member of the family left in Hong Kong is Roger (Lau), who works in the film industry. Having cared for Roger from childhood, Ah Tao suffers a stroke and asks to be admitted to a nursing home. There, she becomes part of a new family made up of colorful characters. All the while, as roles are reversed, Roger tenderly cares for her as she enters the final phase of her life. Based on a true story, A Simple Life delicately traces a decades-long bond with pathos and humor. (118 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Boat People (82), Song of the Exile (90), Ordinary Heroes (99), All About Love (10)

This year’s Hong Kong submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by Perkins Coie.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Asian.

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