Kino Lorber will be releasing director Sasie Sealy’s highly enjoyable dark comedy, Lucky Grandma (2019) on Blu-ray. Stars Tsai Chin.
In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck… suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
This isn’t a movie about money at all, but is instead a search for the dignity and respect the elderly deserve in a world that too often chooses not to afford it.G. Allen Johnson — San Francisco Chronicle
Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey Ha), Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
Tsai Chin, born in Tianjin, China, is a veteran stage and film actress. If you don’t know her name then you would have seen her in many films including You Only Live Twice, The Joy Luck Club, and Casino Royale.
Release date: August 11, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Drama
|Cast||Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||100 minutes|
|Audio||English, Mandarin, Cantonese|
It exemplifies the potential of a more inclusive cinematic landscape, one that is guaranteed to alter the predominant Hollywood beliefs regarding what constitutes a mainstream appetite.Matt Fagerholm — RogerEbert.com
Lucky Grandma (2019) trailer
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