THE ART OF WOO

Related Programs

CFC Features

Year

2001

Synopsis

The Art of Woo is a sly romantic comedy about Alessa Woo, a beautiful and ambitious art curator who meets her match in gifted painter, Ben Crowchild. Alessa Woo 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 moves in next door. Not only does the pair share an affinity for art and an adjoining bathroom, her enigmatic neighbour had secrets of his own. A modern take on the classical romantic comedy, The Art of Woo, is an unmistakably contemporary story about modern and hidden identities, art and class, and the desire for transcendence.

writer(s)

Helen Lee

producer(s)

Anita Lee

Director

Helen Lee

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival – September 2001
  • Atlantic Film Festival – September 2001
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – October 2001
  • Pusan International Film Festival (Korea) – November 2001

Awards:

  • Genie Awards (2001):
    • Best Original Song – Ron Sexsmith for “Love is Free”