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A Hong Kong film portraying a dystopian future under Chinese Communist Party rule won one of Asia’s top film awards Sunday at a time when Beijing’s attempts to rein in the city’s democratic development have stoked growing political tensions.

“Ten Years,” a feature-length film comprising five short vignettes depicting a dark vision of the city in 2025 is a surprise hit. It strikes a public chord nearly 16 months after tens of thousands blocked roads across the city as part of the “Occupy Central” civil disobedience movement to demand China’s leaders allow full democracy in 2017.

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