Send Me to the Clouds
Directed by Teng Congcong
China / 99 mins / M18 – Sexual Scene
Sheng Nan, whose name literally means ‘Better than Man’ is a strong-willed investigative journalist who finds herself at life’s crossroads when she discovers she has ovarian cancer, and may never again enjoy carnal pleasures. Beset with family woes and unable to afford the necessary surgery, Sheng Nan undertakes an assignment to ghost-write the memoirs of a mildly celebrated calligrapher to earn her medical fee, and perhaps find herself a partner who is willing to get intimate with her for possibly the last time.
Drawing praise for its confident and unapologetic depiction of a modern woman and her desires, director Teng Congcong’s debut feature film Send Me to the Clouds is a brilliant ode to female empowerment and self-discovery.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
A graduate of the directing programme at Beijing Film Academy, Chinese filmmaker Teng Congcong’s short films have won numerous prizes at film festivals worldwide such as the Asian Film Festival, and the up-and-coming International Film Festival Hanover. A commercial film editor by day, Teng has completed two scripts to date.
CAST & INFORMATION
Yao Chen, Dun He, Zhang Lei
Yao Chen, Li Jiuxiao, Wu Yufang
EDKO Films Ltd
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