Longing for the Rain Longing for the Rain

Linking several genres in a surprising and successful way, Yang Lin’s fiction feature debut is an Asian ghost story in which documentary scenes show how incongruous today's reality can look in China. Protagonist Fang Lei lives in material wealth and only has to care for her daughter. One night, a young mysterious lover appears and makes passionate love to her.

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Films I’ve Added to Letterboxd

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Female Directors of Colour

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  • Fuck Cinema
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Chinese Realities / Documentary Visions (2013 Retrospective)


* The Museum of Modern Art (NYC)

"Amid China’s epochal transformations over the last two decades, new documentary aesthetics…