A still from Yonfan's animated feature No. 7 Cherry Lane (2019), which will be in competition at this year's Venice International Film Festival. It will be the first Hong Kong film since 2011 to compete for the top prize at one of the three most prestigious festivals.

Venice film festival 2019: Yonfan animation in competition for Golden Lion – first Hong Kong film since 2011 to vie for top prize

  • Director’s first film since 2009’s Prince of Tears, which also competed for top prize in Venice, No. 7 Cherry Lane is story of a love triangle in ’60s Hong Kong
  • The last time Hong Kong films were in competition for the top prize at one of the world’s three leading film festivals was 2011, also in Venice
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A still from Yonfan's animated feature No. 7 Cherry Lane (2019), which will be in competition at this year's Venice International Film Festival. It will be the first Hong Kong film since 2011 to compete for the top prize at one of the three most prestigious festivals.
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