Film: "Still Human"
Film: "Still Human"
WhenFriday, July 19, 2019, 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Films
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium

In person: Crisel Consunji, actress
View the trailer,

Veteran actor Anthony Wong and newcomer Crisel Consunji both won well-deserved Hong Kong Film Awards for performances in this moving dramedy about a grumpy wheelchair-bound pensioner (Wong) and the live-in maid (Consunji) hired to take care of him. This film touches on a number of important issues, from the precarious financial situation of many of Hong Kong’s elderly residents, to the prejudice faced by the city’s scores of Filipino guest workers. Director Oliver Siu Kuen Chan melts even the iciest of hearts with the warmth of the touching relationship that emerges between these two outcasts. It is “one of those rare gems of a film which takes a distinctly Hong Kong scenario and turns it into a gently comical drama with universal appeal” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post). (Dir.: Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Hong Kong, 2019, 111 min., DCP, Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles)

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