No. 7 Cherry Lane
Directed by Yonfan
Hong Kong, China / 125 mins / R21 – Sexual Scene and Nudity
Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival, this animated feature film is set in the turbulent Hong Kong of 1967. An undergraduate finds himself falling in love with the mother of the teenage girl whom he is tutoring. This clandestine desire leads to a complex series of courtships, and transgressive lust that is meticulously portrayed in this visualised ’60s setting.
Yonfan’s debut animated film gathers a star-studded cast with Sylvia Chang as the mother fighting to contain her desires before elegantly giving in; Zhao Wei as her confident and modern daughter; and cameo appearances by Ann Hui and Fruit Chan with the latter as a cat no less.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Yonfan was born in China but grew up in Taiwan, and now lives in Hong Kong. His films include Bugis Street (1995), Peony Pavilion (2001) and Prince of Tears (2009). In 2017, he served as a jury for the main competition of the Venice Film Festival.
CAST & INFORMATION
Mandarin, Cantonese, French
Sylvia Chang, Zhao Wei, Alex Lam, Daniel Wu, Joseph Chang, Fruit Chan
Yonfan Studio Company Limited
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