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Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity

Directed by Mina Shum
Canada, 2002 (fiction, 90 minutes, colour, Cantonese / English)
Also known as "Fu lu shou: Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity"

Film Description:
"Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects. Mindy's misdirected charms cause an aging security guard to lose his job and a local butcher to win the lottery. The guard, the butcher and her mother's stories all intersect, bound together by Mindy's attempts at magic intervention. Set in the Chinese-Canadian community, Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity is a story of hope and the importance of keeping faith in this sometimes difficult world."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Mina Shum, Dennis Foon
Produced by: Christina Jennings, Raymond Massey, Scott Garvie, Laura Harbin, Mina Shum, Bryan Gliserman, Marguerite Pigott
Principal Cast: Sandra Oh, Valerie Tian, Tsai Chin, Ric Young, Christina Ma, Chang Tseng, Russell Yuen
Cinematography: Peter Wunstorf
Film Editing: Alison Grace
Music: Andrew Lockington
Production Company: Shaftesbury Films, Massey Productions
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"With the sure hand of a skilled miniaturist, Mina Shum has crafted a nearly flawless film in Long Life, Happiness And Prosperity, a movie that, like an Alice Munro short story, locates the universal in the particular."
-- Susan Walker (source)

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