HKETO Newsroom

September 11, 2019

Hong Kong film No. 7 Cherry Lane screens at TIFF

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the North American premiere of the Hong Kong film “No. 7 Cherry Lane” at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  This film has been selected as part of TIFF's Special Presentations program and will be screened on September 12 and 13 at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto.  

Speaking at today’s press conference, Director of HKETO, Ms Emily Mo, first welcomed the director of “No. 7 Cherry Lane”, Mr Yon Fan, who travelled from Hong Kong to attend the press conference and introduce his film to the local audiences.

Ms Mo also highlighted Hong Kong's success in film-making.  “Hong Kong movies and film talents have gained many awards and recognition from international film festivals all over the world.  In the past ten years, our filmmakers, actors and producers have won over 500 international awards, as well as becoming household names at global level,” she said.

“‘No.7 Cherry Lane’ has been awarded the ‘Best Screenplay’ at the 76th Venice Film Festival only a few days ago,” Ms Mo congratulated Mr Yon.

Besides, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government is committed to supporting the development of the film industry.  “We will continue to adopt a multi-pronged approach in boosting the development of our film industry, which includes subsidising local film production, nurturing talent, building audience and enhancing market expansion,” Ms Mo said.

“No. 7 Cherry Lane” is an animation debut by renowned Hong Kong director Mr Yon Fan.  Set in Hong Kong in the 1960s, the film is about the story of an English literature student who enters into a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her middle-aged mother.

September 11, 2019

香港電影「繼園臺七號」在多倫多國際電影節放映

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)很高興贊助香港電影「繼園臺七號」在第44屆多倫多國際電影節作北美首映。這部電影獲選為多倫多國際影展「特別展映單元」的其中一套電影,並將於九月十二及十三日在多倫多ScotiabankTheatre放映。

香港經貿處處長巫菀菁在今日的傳媒招待會上,首先歡迎「繼園臺七號」導演楊凡特別由香港前來多倫多出席傳媒招待會,向本地觀眾介紹他的電影。

巫菀菁亦介紹香港在電影製作方面的成就。她說:「香港電影和業界人才在全球國際影展獲獎無數,過去十年,香港的製片人、演員和導演共獲得五百多個國際獎項,並成為全球家傳戶曉的名字。」

巫菀菁恭賀楊凡導演的「繼園臺七號」數日前在第76屆威尼斯影展榮獲「最佳劇本獎」。

香港特別行政區政府(香港特區政府)致力支持電影業發展。巫菀菁表示:「香港特區政府會繼續多管齊下,促進電影業發展,包括資助港產片製作、培訓人才、拓展觀眾群及開展本地及國際市場。」

「繼園臺七號」是香港知名導演楊凡的首部動畫長片。電影以六十年代的香港為背景,講述一對母女與英文補習老師的三角關係。