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Lucky Grandma

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Veteran Asian American actress Tsai Chin (Joy Luck Club; Casino Royale) gets the role of a lifetime in this unexpected black comic crime drama from debut filmmaker Sasie Sealy. Chin is Grandma Wong, a widow who lucks into a fortune on a trip to the casino, problem being it’s not strictly speaking her money, in fact a certain Triad gang seems to think it belongs to them. Undaunted, Grandma finds herself a bodyguard, Big Pong. Carnage ensues…

(In Mandarin and English, with English subs)

“A crowd-pleaser with a slyly magnetic lead performance.” - Hollywood Reporter

“The film wryly captures the flavours of the insular community of first generation Chinese immigrants to America, while also exploring a theme with universal resonance - that of an older woman fighting to retain her agency and independence.” - Wendy Ide, Screen International

Director: Sasie Sealy
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2019
Length: 100 mins
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