World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

A Simple Life

Ann Hui | Hong Kong | 2011 | 118 | In Cantonese | Dutch subtitles


A simple life, which will be screened as a special preview during World Cinema Amsterdam, presents a touching portrayal of the lives of two perfectly ordinary people from the Chinese city of Hong Kong. Young, single film producer Roger, played by Cantonese superstar Andy Lau, has an old domestic help, Ah Tao. They are close as she has been working for the family for several generations. While Ah takes care of the daily household chores and puts the best meals on the table every night, Roger has time and space to focus on his successful career in Hong Kongs film industry. But Ahs health is waning. One day Roger comes home and finds her unwell. This changes everything. Ah has to go to a nursing home, but against her will Roger decides to switch roles. He will take care of her.

Director Ann Hui was inspired for the screenplay of A Simple Life by events in the life of her colleague Roger Lee,the films co-scriptwriter and producer. For her impressive acting as the domestic help, actress Deanie Yip received the Best Actress award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.


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