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.