Releases: The Cloud in Her Room (她房间里的云) (2020)

  • June 19, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre
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A docufiction that follows a young woman’s search for self-discovery and belonging as she returns home for the winter. The acclaimed debut feature by Chinese filmmaker Zheng Lu Xinyuan screens exclusively at Oldham Theatre. 

Directed by: Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Runtime: 101 minutes
Country: China, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Sexual Scenes and Nudity)


International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020


Saturday, 19 June 2021, 8pm
Friday, 25 June 2021, 8pm
Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8pm

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Full Synopsis

It’s a wet winter in Hangzhou. Muzi, 22, comes home for Chinese New Year, where she plays her roles as a daughter, a half-sister, and a girlfriend. One day, Muzi accompanies her little sister to school and meets a local bar owner, the father of another student. The strange man reminds Muzi of an old friend, waking up memories of a former relationship. At the same time, Muzi’s boyfriend arrives for a visit. Roaming in this city that feels so familiar yet distant, Muzi searches for a place where she belongs.

A debut feature after eight short films, The Cloud in Her Room is loosely based on director Zheng Lu Xinyuan’s own personal memories as she blends documentary footage with a fragmented narrative and the use of non-professional actors. 


Important Notice:

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