18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Monday, 09 April 2012 10:32
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