- 2009 (66th) Venice Film Festival - September 2nd-12th - Venezia 66 (Competition) * World Premiere
- 2009 (34th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 10th-19th - Contemporary World Cinema
- 14th (2009) Pusan International Film Festival - October 8th-16th - A Window on Asian Cinema
- 2010 (34th) Hong Kong International Film Festival - March 21st-April 6th - Hong Kong Panorama 2009-2010
Hong Kong's entry for the 2010 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film shortlist, Prince of Tears is a showcase of director Yonfan's famed visual flair. It's been five years since Yon's last film Color Blossoms, and his latest has been greeted with enthusiasm by the film festivals in Venice, Toronto, and Pusan. Starring Taiwan actors Fan Chih Wei (Miao Miao), Joseph Chang (Eternal Summer), Terri Kwan (Exodus), and TVB beauty queen Oceane Zhu, the film brings audiences back to 1950s Taiwan and the era of White Terror and anti-communist witchhunts. Painted in the director's trademark lush cinematography and art direction, Prince of Tears tells an aesthetically enchanting and emotionally haunting tale of love, hatred, and betrayal between a group of friends and lovers in a military dependents' village.
Pilot Han Sun (Joseph Chang), his wife Ping (Oceane Zhu), and their two adorable daughters live a happy life in a military dependents' village. Their perfectly sunny world comes crashing down when Han Sun and Ping are suddenly arrested on charges of treason and communism. The daughters are separated, and younger daughter Zhou ends up in the care of Han Sun's best friend Ding (Fan Chih Wei), a secretive young man with a limp and a scar on his face. Ding works for the Nationalist Party, and soon rumors start spreading that he had a role in Han Sun's arrest. Zhou befriends the daughter of glamorous general's wife Madame Liu (Terri Kwan), who was friends with Han Sun, Ping, and Ding from way back and has some secrets of her own to carry.