Hong Kong actress Deanie Yip was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 68th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The 63-year-old veteran won the award with her role in A Simple Life (English subbed trailer below). She’s the first Chinese actress in 19 years (Gong Li in 1992) to received the gong. Congratulations.
Directed by Ann Hui and co-starring Andy Lau, A Simple Life is adapted from a true story which tells the mother-and-son-like relationship of a servant and her young master.