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Lucky Grandma

Tsai Chin stars as Grandma Wong, a scrappy Chinese woman who experiences a sudden bout of luck, drawing the unwanted attention of neighborhood gangsters. Though Chin’s performance as a cool, chain-smoking granny steals the show, Taiwanese film star Corey Ha’s tender portrayal of Grandma Wong’s hired bodyguard also shines, making for an unexpectedly charming duo in this 2020 U.S. film. Clever, quick-witted camera work complements Chin’s impeccable comedic timing, while long shots depict New York’s Chinatown in loving, hyper-saturated detail. In this incandescent and utterly delightful debut, director Sasie Sealy delivers a sparkling movie that centers the story of an elderly woman of color with the agency, care, and attention it deserves. English, Mandarin, and Cantonese with subtitles.

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