Only You Alone

  • 90'
  • China
  • 2020

Since her grandfather died, Chi Li has lived alone in the house of an aunt who is abroad. She has no contact with her parents. It is a lonely life, but Chi Li is doing fine. She has a job at a cinema and no need for a relationship. She protects herself this way because who would want her as a girlfriend? Chi Li has epilepsy. In north-eastern China where she lives, this means she simply isn't marriage material.

When a boy nevertheless shows interest, some warmth seems to penetrate her armoured existence. However, a romantic trip to a dance performance painfully reminds her of her past as a dancer. Only You Alone is a powerful portrait of a courageous young woman, made all the more so by the great acting of Chi Yun, who co-wrote the script with director Zhou Zhou.

Winner IFFR 2020 FIPRESCI Award.

Director
Zhou Zhou
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
China
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Language
Chinese
Producers
Zhou Zhou, Sun Yang
Production Company
JQ Pictures
Sales
JQ Pictures
Screenplay
Zhou Zhou, Chi Yun
Cinematography
Li Chun-yu
Editor
Zhou Zhou, Huang Bo-jun
Production Design
Zhou Zhou, Chi Yun
Music
Fabio G. Anastasi
Cast
Chi Ying, Chi Yun, Meng Ling-wei, Wang Mei-li, Zhang Li-li