DVD Review: 'A Simple Life'

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★★★★☆ This year's other great work about the hardships of old age and the inevitability of death - released in UK cinemas several months before Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning Amour (2012) - Ann Hui's A Simple Life (2011) makes its way onto DVD and Blu-ray this week, where it should hopefully continue to win over deserved plaudits. A sensitively presented and extremely touching portrayal of life in one of rapidly ageing Hong Kong's numerous homes for the elderly, Hui's latest effort revels in life's quietest, yet most profound moments, further galvanised by two heartfelt performances from Andy Lau and Deanie Ip. Read more »
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