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The Cloud in Her Room
The Cloud in Her Room
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THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM

她房间里的云 | Ta fang jian li de yun

Directed by Zheng Lu Xinyuan
China, Hong Kong, 2020
Drama

Synopsis

Muzi, 22, comes home to Hangzhou for Chinese New Year, where she plays her roles as a daughter, a half-sister, and a girlfriend. Roaming in this city that feels so familiar yet distant, Muzi searches for a place where she belongs.

Synopsis

Muzi, 22, comes home to Hangzhou for Chinese New Year, where she plays her roles as a daughter, a half-sister, and a girlfriend. Roaming in this city that feels so familiar yet distant, Muzi searches for a place where she belongs.

Our take

Xinyuan Zheng Lu’s hypnotic, monochrome debut distills that all-too-familiar state of post-graduation inertia into an aching portraiture of a millennial woman, cloaked in mists of cigarette smoke and wistful memories. The urban ennui of Hangzhou, Lu’s hometown, is at once mesmerizing and intimate.