We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Click here for more information.
Films hand-picked by us. For the people you love. Gift MUBI.
The Cloud in Her Room
The Cloud in Her Room
A MUBI Release
962 Ratings


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.