British distributors Arrow Films, in conjunction with Spirit Entertainment, will release on Blu-ray director Ann Hui's A Simple Life (2011), starring Andy Lau, Deannie Yip and Lawrence Ah Mon. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on November 19th.
In 2011, A Simple Life won Best Actress Award (Deannie Yip) at the Venice Film Festival. The film was also Hong Kong's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards (2012).
Ann Hui directs this Hong Kong drama starring Andy Lau and Deannie Yip about an elderly housekeeper and the employer who comes to look after her. Ah Tao (Yip) has served movie producer Roger (Lau)'s family for generations. When Ah Tao has a stroke Roger, who is now the only member of his family left in Hong Kong, helps her achieve her wish off leaving her job and finding a place in a nursing home. Roger continues to look out for her and their relationship grows even stronger.