|Directed by Helen Lee|
|Canada, 2001 (fiction, 96 minutes, colour, English)|
"Alessa Woo, a beautiful and ambitious art curator, poses as a rich Asian heiress to catch her man of means. Alessa's well-laid plans to find her millionaire go awry when Ben Crowchild, a struggling Native artist, moves in next door. A gifted painter, Ben shares his neighbour's affinity for art, as well as an adjoining bathroom. Like Alessa, he also has his secrets. Although she'd be the first to deny it, an immediate, undeniable chemistry exists between Alessa and Ben. Indeed, Alessa has finally met her match. A fresh, modern take on a timeless story, The Art of Woo is a sly romantic comedy about hidden and mistaken identities, art and class, and the deeply human desire for transcendence."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Written by:||Helen Lee|
|Produced by:||Anita Lee, Peter O'Brian|
|Principal Cast:||Sook-Yin Lee, Adam Beach, Joel Keller, Alberta Watson, Kelly Harms, Don McKellar, John Gilbert, Siu Ta|
|Film Editing:||Vesna Svilanovic|
|Music:||Ron Sexsmith, Kurt Swinghammer|
|Production Company:||The Feature Film Project|
"With The Art of Woo, I was trying to make a film in a tradition similar to classics from the '40s and '50s, like Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's. But I also wanted a very strong and sophisticated female lead, and Sook-Yin [Lee] was the perfect person to play this downtown girl who was savvy and something of a ball-buster."
-- Helen Lee (source)