Busan International Film Festival to Feature Yonfan Retrospective

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The Hong Kong independent director made 'Bishonen' and 'Peony Pavilion.'

HONG KONG – The 16th Busan International Film Festival will host a retrospective of Hong Kong auteur Yonfan, featuring seven of the director’s restored and re-mastered films from the 1980s through 2000s. 

Called a living legend of Hong Kong independent cinema, photographer-turned-producer, writer and director Yonfan is known for the aesthetics, sensuality and big-named cast in his work. Yonfan’s romantic sensibilities became a counterpoint to the action-oriented Hong Kong cinema in the last three decades. 

The special program will include A Certain Romance (1984), Double Fixation (1987), Promising Miss Bowie (1990), In Between (1994), Bishonen (1998), Peony Pavilion (2001), and Colour Blossoms (2004), showcasing the star-making turns of Maggie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Jacky Cheung and Daniel Wu.

Yonfan’s complete library of 13 films, restored and re-mastered, is repped by Fortissimo Films.