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7.8
/10
571 Ratings

A Simple Life

桃姐 | Tao jie | Tou ze

Directed by Ann Hui
Hong Kong, China, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Reuniting superstar Andy Lau with his godmother Deanie Ip on the big screen for the first time in 23 years, A Simple Life is a deeply moving story about the relationship between a young man and a family servant that is handled with exquisite affection and grace by Ann Hui.

Our take

Ann Hui is a master who works in a lesser known and far less splashy corner of the convention-breaking 1980s new wave of Hong Kong filmmakers. With a fierce social concern and a love for melodrama, Hui here uses one of the world’s biggest stars in the most delicate of roles.

A Simple Life Directed by Ann Hui

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2011 | 4 wins including: Best Actress (Volpi Cup)

2011 | Special Mention: SIGNIS Award

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