Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma

Original title: Lucky Grandma
Director: Sasie Sealy
Cast: Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow
Country: United States
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 87
Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Amp International
Section: Panorama
Sponsors: Americké centrum, Nadační fond Seeding Knowledge

Admission free for seniors over 60 for the screening on 25th. The free ticket must be picked up at the cinema box offi ce.

In the heart of Chinatown in New York, a newly widowed eighty-year-old heavy smoker refuses to give up her addiction despite her family's pleas. When the local fortune-teller predicts her luckiest day, she doesn't hesitate and heads off to a casino with everything she has. Unfortunately, she also captures the attention of local gangsters, so she has no other choice but to hire a bodyguard from an enemy gang. This black comedy about immigrant life, ageing, and an unexpected friendship premiered at Tribeca.

Sasie Sealy

The New York director and screenwriter made a name for herself already with her shorts, winning two prizes at Tribeca (Dance Mania Fantastic, 2005; The Elephant Garden, 2008). She currently works on such TV projects as An American Girl Story: Ivy and Julie 1976 for the Amazon streaming service. Lucky Grandma is her first feature.

With support

Americké centrum
Nadační fond Seeding Knowledge

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