Lead Actors Promote “Simple Life” in Beijing

A special screening of the award-winning drama film “A Simple Life” was held yesterday in Beijing along with major cast and crew members, Mtime.com reports.

Director Ann Hui and lead actors Andy Lau and Deanie Yip attended the event.

The film tells the touching story of Tao Jie (Deanie Yip) who was sent to a retirement home in Hong Kong after working as a servant in Roger’s (Andy Lau) home for 60 years. After Tao falls ill, the only happy moment in her life is when Roger comes to visit.

“I think that everyone wants to see themselves through the characters on the big screen,” said Hui when explaining why she chose to direct the film. “That’s why I like to choose stories that are related to my own life.”

Hui said she had not taken her mother to see the film, because she was afraid that her mother would think she wanted to put her in a retirement home.

The film helped Yip win the Best Actress award at last year’s Venice Film Festival. It also became the biggest winner at last year’s Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan, pocketing the Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

“A Simple Life” will be screened in mainland cinemas starting on March 8.


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