H.K. film fest ticket sales up 40%


HONG KONG -- Online ticket sales for the Hong Kong International Film Festival are 40% above 2007 total online sales after only one week.

Nearly 40,000 tickets have been sold with high volume sales for "In the City of Sylvia," "Fine, Totally Fine," and "The Tracey Fragments," leading to additional screenings of each film being programmed.

Over-the-counter sales of tickets begin Thursday. The festival runs March 17-April 6.