Filmmaker Yonfan with the best screenplay award for the his animation movie No 7 Cherry Lane at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 7. Photo: AP

Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan wins best screenplay award at Venice Film Festival and condemns ‘disruptive’ protesters during acceptance speech

  • Filmmaker condemns protesters for turning city ‘upside down’, but at the same time thanks Hong Kong for giving him the freedom to create
  • News evokes mixed response on social media
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Filmmaker Yonfan with the best screenplay award for the his animation movie No 7 Cherry Lane at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 7. Photo: AP
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People read messages on a Lennon Wall in the Tai Po area of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

How Lennon Walls and human chains link Hong Kong’s protesters to cold war Europe

  • ‘Leaderless resistance’ to controversial extradition law looks to 1980s Prague and the Baltic states for creative and peaceful means of dissent
  • Analysts say Eastern Europe’s long memory of communist rule explains antipathy felt in countries like Lithuania and Czech Republic towards Beijing’s tactics
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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People read messages on a Lennon Wall in the Tai Po area of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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