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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)
TIGER AWARD (BEST PICTURE)
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 8pm
Friday, 25 June 2021, 8pm
Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8pm
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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.
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