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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Zheng Lu Xinyuan

ZHENG LU Xinyuan is a filmmaker based in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. She earned a master’s degree in Film Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles in 2017. Her short films have been screened at Tribeca Film Festival, FIRST International Film Festival Xining, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, China Independent Film Festival, Shanghai Queer Film Festival and other festivals. Zheng Lu has also held photography exhibitions and co-written two books.


Dinner (2012, short doc), Women on Islands (2014, short), Running in a Sleeping River (2016, short), 5′ Funeral in the Rain (2016, short), Niu in the Last Day of Fall (2017, short doc), Smokers Die Slowly Together (2017, short), Feverish (2018, short), Gong che shang de bai se hu die/A White Butterfly on a Bus (2018, short), Ta fang jian li de yun/The Cloud in Her Room (2020)

Zheng Lu Xinyuan at IFFR

  • The Cloud in Her Room

    Twenty-something Muzi returns to her birthplace Hangzhou in this bittersweet, personal debut about a life in limbo.

    • Tiger Competition