The Cloud in Her Room

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    The Cloud in Her Room

    Ta fang jian li de yun

    Directed by

    China, Hong Kong

    2020

    98 min

    • Chinese

    Drama

    Muzi's parents' old apartment is still there. A bed, an abandoned chair, a window falling off its hinges – the remnants of a relationship that has moved on. Her father has started a new family, her mother has friends aebroad; it seems like only Muzi cares about this place. In THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM, she wanders several times through this static past.

    In her palpably personal debut film, Chinese filmmaker Zheng Lu Xinyuan follows her 22-year-old protagonist as she returns to Hangzhou, where she was born, for the New Year's celebration. She arranges to meet old friends, makes some new ones and visits her parents, with whom she is mostly on friendly terms. It's like she doesn't really fit in anywhere. Muzi is living in limbo: like the apartment, she has stopped, caught between past and future.

    Awards

    • Tiger Award - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jin Jing
    Liu Dan
    Chen Zhou
    Ye Hongming
    Dong Kangning
    Screenplay
    Zheng Lu Xinyuan
    Cinematography
    Matthias Delvaux
    Editing
    Zheng Lu Xinyuan
    Music
    Tseng Yun-fang
    Sales
    REDIANCE
    Production
    BLACKFIN PRODUCTION
    Xinyuan Zheng Lu

    Xinyuan Zheng Lu

    China

    ZHENG LU Xinyuan is a filmmaker based in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. She earned a master's degree in Film Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles in 2017. Her short films have been screened at Tribeca Film Festival, FIRST International Film Festival Xining, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, China Independent Film Festival, Shanghai Queer Film Festival and other festivals. Zheng Lu has also held photography exhibitions and co-written two books. Her film TA FANG JIAN LI DE YUN / THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM (2020) was selected at the IFFR 2020.