Image of movie Ta fang jian li de yun
Image of movie Ta fang jian li de yun
Image of movie Ta fang jian li de yun
Features

Ta fang jian li de yun

The Cloud in Her Room
ZHENG LU Xinyuan
China, Hongkong 2020
101min
OmeU

Die 22-jährige Wizu fährt zum traditionellen Neujahrsfest in eine chinesische Megacity, ihre Heimatstadt, die nicht mehr ihr Zuhause ist. Sie driftet durch die Tage, ihr Vater ist neu verheiratet, ihr Freund kommt, sie feiert, besucht die Mutter und immer wieder die Wohnung ihrer Kindheit, jetzt zum Verkauf und von Erinnerungen leergeräumt. So haltlos sie sich im Limbus des Jungseins bewegt, so frei erfasst die Kamera diesen Schwebezustand – assoziativ, wie dokumentarisch, in Schwarzweiß, experimentell. Doch bei allen Anklängen an die frühe Nouvelle Vague: Die Leichtigkeit der 50er in Paris ist im China der neuen 20er einer existenziellen Müdigkeit gewichen. (Barbara Kronsfoth)

It’s winter and 22-year-old Muzi has returned to her home town of Hangzhou for a visit, a new year is around the corner. Her parents are long since separated, her father has a wife and young daughter and her mother is dating, though the old family apartment is still furnished as was. Muzi befriends an older bar owner and her university boyfriend comes looking for her, although no relationships here are straightforward. It takes time to work out how everyone connects to Muzi anyway, there are no explanations or introductions and one scene can shift into another without warning, creating ellipses along the way; it’s less about telling a story than capturing a mood, the same sense of melancholy stasis that settles even over the sudden outbursts of feeling. Yet the camera is always active, eagerly seeking out unusual perspectives and subjective impressions: the damp rock in the vast underground cavern, the lights in the winding corridor of the karaoke bar, the mist that forms by the river at night, the texture of pubic hair in bathwater. In black and white, the urban spaces seem even emptier; when the black and white is inverted, the city looks like a far-of planet and maybe that’s the point. “Every time I come back, it’s more different than before.” (James Lattimer)

Zheng Lu Xinyuan: WOMEN ON ISLANDS (2014, K), RUNNING IN A SLEEPING RIVER (2016, K), 5’ FUNERAL IN THE RAIN (2016, K), SMOKERS DIE SLOWLY TOGETHER (2017, K), NIU IN THE LAST DAY OF FALL (2017, K), FEVERISH (2018, K), A WHITE BUTTERFLY ON A BUS (2018, K)

Credits
  • Jin Jing - Zhao Muzi
  • Liu Dan - Mother
  • Chen Zhou - Yu Fei
  • Ye Hongming - Father
  • Dong Kangning - Bar-owner
  • ZHENG LU Xinyuan
  • Li Dan-Feng
  • Matthias Delvaux
  • ZHENG LU Xinyuan
  • Liu Xinzhu
  • Tseng Yun-Fang
  • Sheng Chenchen
Blackfin Production, The Old Avant-Garde Films, Nostalgia Art Film Studio, Mofei Pictures, Media Co.

Rediance

DCP
SW
Di. 27 Okt
20:30
Votiv
OmeU
Fr. 30 Okt
18:00
Blickle Kino
OmeU
Related Movies