THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM
THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM

THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM

Director Zheng Lu Xinyuan

Production year 2020

Length 101min.

Country Hong Kong/China

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 her relationship with whom that suddenly disappeared into thin air. 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.

Awards

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 | Rotterdam IFF, Netherlands, 2020

CAST & CREW

Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Zheng Lu Xinyuan

Director

Producer(s)

Wang Zijian

Script

Zheng Lu Xinyuan

Director of Photography

Matthias Delvaux

Production designer

Sheng Chenchen

Music by

Tseng Yun-Fang

Sound

Gang Yang, Li Dan-feng

Edit

Liu Xinzhu, Zheng Lu Xinyuan

Cast

Jin Jing, Liu Dan, Chen Zhou, Ye Hongming, Dong Kangning, Liang Cuishan, Wang Ruiwen

Production company(ies)

Blackfin (Beijing) Culture & Media Co., Rediance

Zheng Lu Xinyuan

Zheng Lu Xinyuan is a filmmaker based in Hangzhou, China. She graduated from School of Cinematic Arts, USC with a Film Production MFA in 2017. Her short films were selected to screen at festivals such as Tribeca FF, FIRST IFF, BiCity Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture and China Independent FF. Xinyuan tries to cultivate a personal visual practice that explores the boundaries of various media.


Filmography

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