Programme 2019

No.7 Cherry Lane (Ji Yuan Tai Qi Hao)

Director: Yonfan

fiction

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: Hong Kong | Year: 2019

Language(s): Mandarin, Cantonese, French | Time: 125 mins

Synopsis

Hong Kong, 1967. Ziming, an undergraduate, is entangled between his amorous feelings for Mrs Yu, a self-exiled mother from Taiwan in the White Terror period, and her beautiful daughter, Meiling. He takes them to different movies and through a series of magical moments on the big screen, forbidden passions are revealed.

Director's Bio

Yonfan has made 13 movies, and first received international notice at Berlinale with the gay-themed drama, Bishonen (Mei shao nian zhi lian, 1998). His last feature, Prince of Tears (Lei wangzi, 2009), was Hong Kong's selection to compete in the Oscar race forBest Foreign Language Film, and was selected in competition at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.