Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Ann Hui’s new film Love After Love, which will play out of competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

It is an adaptation of an Eileen Chang short story, set in Hong Kong shortly before the Second World War. Sandra Ma (Soulmate) plays a young girl who falls into her aunt’s game of luring rich men, with Eddie Peng (Our Time Will Come) co-starring.

Hui last competed in Venice with 2011’s A Simple Life, which won four awards, and is set to be the first female director to receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement this year.

Fortissimo Films handles sales.