AN ILL-FITTING COAT

A family memory affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with separations in their lives. Laotaitai’s husband died in a foreign land, leaving her a coat among his property. She never remarries. In the local folklore, a woman is imprisoned and her grievance becomes the clouds in the mountains. This film mixes non-fiction and fiction storytelling, visualizing ancient Chinese poetry and cultural symbols with a voiceover transcending time and space to express the grief of parting.

IN COMPETITION for Best Documentary/Experimental Short

DIRECTOR: Lingyun Zheng
WRITERS: Lingyun Zheng, Andrew Lund
PRODUCERS: Mickey Liu, Tong Wang

LENGTH: 13 min
LANGUAGE: Mandarin
COUNTRY: USA | China
GENRE: Experimental Short