A Simple Life (2012)

July 9th, 2012
Author: Meredith Taylor

Director  Ann Hui  Cast   Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Sui-Man Chim

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Hong-King director, Ann Hui’s tender and touching true story of life-time dedication between successful producer Roger Leung (Andy Lau) and his longtime housekeeper Chung Chun, who also raised him. The hidden depths and subtleties of human emotion and familial ties are revealed, at times too slowly but always with humour, eventually giving way to a reversal of roles between servant and master that blurs social barriers exposing a different kind of love.  Well-acted and engaging throughout, the film also highlights the plight of old age in contemporary society without resorting to sentimentality or melodrama.

Meredith Taylor ©

At Curzon cinemas from 3rd August 2012

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