LEAFF: SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

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LEAFF screens 'SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS' as a part of the Competition strand 2019!

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SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

送我上青云 | 2019 | China | Dir. Teng Congcong | 99 min | Mandarin with English subtitles

SYNOPSIS : Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan ("Surpass Men" in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman's biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong's debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China's One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to "surpass men" while trying not to be "leftover women" at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel's transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

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*Early bird pass holders will be guaranteed a seat, general pass holders will have access if the screening is not full or sold out.

*For more information, please visit: leaff.org.uk

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ODEON Covent Garden

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