Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Free Screening of A Simple Life

The Reel Asian Film Festival, China Lion Film Distribution, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and the University of Toronto's Asian Institute are presenting a free advance screening next week of Ann Hui's 桃姐 (A Simple Life), starring Andy Lau and Deanie Ip.

The film is based on the true story of a producer Roger Lee (Andy Lau) who is raised by a servant Sister Peach (Deanie Ip). After decades of faithful service, she suffers a stroke and Roger must in turn care for her.

A Simple Life has won numerous awards including Best Actress at the Venice International Film Festival; Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress at the 48th Golden Horse Awards; and Best Actress and People's Choice – Best Actor at the 6th Asian Film Awards where Ann Hui received a Lifetime Achievement Award. It placed 28th on Time Out Hong Kong's list of top 100 Hong Kong films. It has eight nominations for the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards which take place later this month.

The screening takes place on Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm at the AMC Theatre at Yonge and Dundas. First Come, first served – arrive early.


Free Screening : A Simple Life

Reel Asian has partnered with China Lion Film Distribution, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and the Asian Institute at University of Toronto to present a FREE advanced screening of Hong Kong drama A Simple Life.

Director Ann Hui | Cast: Andy Lau, Deanie Ip
Hong Kong/China 2011 | 117min | Cantonese with English subtitles
AMC Yonge & Dundas
10 Dundas St E
FREE Admission. No reserved seating. No advanced ticketing. First come first served.
A limited number of free tickets available begininng 6:00PM on April 10 on the 4th floor of AMC Yonge & Dundas. Film begins at 7:00PM.
Based on real events, A Simple Life is based on Ah Tao (Deanie Ip), an amah (nanny or servant) who has lived with the Leung family for 4 generations. Now after 60 years of service, she takes care of Roger (Andy Lau), a movie producer and the only member of the family still based in Hong Kong. One day, Roger returns home to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke and must be admitted to a nursing home.  As Roger begins to take care of Ah Tao, he comes to realize how much she means to him.
*Best Director Award (Ann Hui), Best Actor Award (Andy Lau) and Best Actress Award (Deanie Ip)–2011 Taipei Golden Horse
*Best Actress Award (Deanie Ip)–2011 Venice international Film Festival
*Best Film Award and Best Actress Award (Deanie Ip)–2012 Hong Kong Film Critics Society
*Official Selection–2011 Toronto International Film Festival
*Official Selection–2011 Venice International Film Festival
*Official Selection–2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam

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