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CHINA , Hong Kong | 101 minutes | 2020

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Muzi, 22, returns to her hometown of Hangzhou. Her parents, now separated, have both moved on. She, in turn, hovers between past and present, flight and the eternal return. Zheng Lu Xinyuan’s debut feature reads like a stroll steeped in the New Wave sensibilities of Antonioni or Jarmusch. Lucidly beautiful, The Cloud in her Room blends its dazzling black-and-white photography, all half tones and subtle shifts of light, with an equally nuanced quest for identity. A deeply personal work of great formal audacity that depicts a China in limbo, as unsettled as its enigmatic heroine.

"Fresh, candid and strikingly intimate [...] visually arresting throughout” Screendaily
a confounding, mesmerizing portrait of loneliness” The Film Stage

The film will be available from October 7 at noon to October 18 at 11:59 pm (EDT).

Tiger Award - Rotterdam Film Festival
Best Actress - Hong Kong Film Festival

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Zheng Lu Xinyuan

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The Cloud in Her Room, 2020
A White Butterfly on a Bus, 2018 (short)
Feverish, 2018 (short)
Smokers Die Slowly Together, 2017 (short)
Niu in the Last Day of Fall, 2017 (short doc)
Funeral in the Rain, 2016 (short)
Running in a Sleeping River, 2016 (short)
Women on Islands, 2014 (short)
Dinner, 2012 (short doc)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Zheng Lu Xinyuan
  • Producer Wang Zijian
  • Cast Jin Jing, Liu Dan, Chen Zhou

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