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No.7 Cherry Lane

Ji Yuan Tai Qi Hao
dir. Yonfan
Hong Kong, China 2019, 125’
subtitles: Polish and English

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Polish premiere
Theatrical Screenings
We 17 Nov, 20:30
Kinoteka 1
Kinoteka 1
Su 21 Nov, 18:15
Kinoteka 1
Kinoteka 1
Awards and festivals
World premiere: Venice Film Festival Venice FF 2019 - Best Screenplay
Hong Kong, China 2019
Duration: 125’
director: Yonfan
screenplay: Yonfan
music: Yu Yat-yiu, Yonfan, Chapavich Temnitikul, Phasura Chanvititkul
animation: Zhang Gang
cast: Sylvia Chang, Zhao Wei, Alex Lam, Kelly Yao, Teresa Cheung
producer: Monica Chao
executive producer: Wade Yao Joyce Yang Wang Chuan
production: Far Sun Film Company Limited
language: Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Shanghainese
colouration: colour

Film description

In 1967, Hong Kong is shaken by a wave of anti-British protests. Ziming, a literature student fascinated by Proust, is dating the elegant Mrs Yu, a runaway Taiwanese dissident and, at the same time, with her beautiful daughter Meiling. He takes them both to see films with Simone Signoret…
This forbidden love triangle, drawn with the intense colors of this hypnotic, technically pioneering animation, is a story about passion, but also a unique portrait of a city at a hectic time of political and social changes.

The dominant emotion of this intimidating masterpiece is bittersweet nostalgia, the longing for the times that are long gone, and a place that is no more. But the ambition of Yonfan in his animated debut goes beyond recreating the world of his youth. "No.7 Cherry Lane" bustles with elegance and kitsch and wanders into the realm of naughty fantasies, leading towards personal liberation.

In the course of his incredibly rich career, Yonfan worked with most of the Hong Kong stars, and this time is no different. Ms Yu speaks in the voice of Sylvia Chang, her daughter with the voice of Zhao Wei. In cameos, we hear artists well-known to Five Flavours audiences – Ann Hui plays the pickpocket, and Fruit Chan plays the cat!

Marcin Krasnowolski


Director, photographer and writer. He was born in 1947 in Wuhan, but spent most of his life in Hong Kong. His second film "Lost Romance" with Maggie Cheung (in her first romantic role!) and Chow Yun-Fat became a smashing hit, but in the subsequent decade the director backed away from the mainstream market. The breakthrough came with "Bishonen," a rare example of a Hong Kong film about the homosexual community. In 2019, after 10 years of silence, he came to the festival in Venice with "No. 7 Cherry Lane" – his first animation in which he developed his unique visual style even further.

Selected filmography:

1984 Shao nu ri ji / A Certain Romance

1987 Yi luan qing mi / Double Fixation

1990 Zhu fu / Promising Miss Bowie

1994 San tung gui see doi / In Between

1995 Yao Jie Huang Hou / Bugis Street

1998 Mei Siu Nin Ji Luen / Bishonen

2001 Youyuan jingmeng / Peony Pavilion

2009 Książę łez / Lei Wang Zi / Prince of Tears

2019 Ulica Wiśniowa nr 7 / Ji Yuan Tai Qi Hao / No.7 Cherry Lane

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