EAFFI presents Jet Lag at IFI with in-person introduction by aemi
To mark the screening of Jet Lag at EAFFI 2022, this cinema presentation at IFI will begin with an in-person introduction by aemi. Additionally, a pre-recorded Q&A between Jet Lag‘s director Zheng Lu Xinyuan and aemi co-directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick will be available online on EAFFI’s website from 31 March
“Spring 2018, Grandma and our family were invited to Mandalay to attend a distant relative’s wedding. In between the banquet and sightseeing, Grandma was eager to find out more about her missing father, who left China when she was five, becoming a Monk in later life. After multiple flight cancellations, my girlfriend Zoe and I made our way back home. We visited Grandma together. I came to realise that Grandma, Zoe and I were all experiencing an absence of fatherhood for different reasons. In February 2021, a military coup took place in Myanmar. All of a sudden, Myanmar again became a place that is so close and at the same time so far away.” – Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Biography, Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Previous films include: Dinner, 2012, 10 min; Women on Islands, 2014, 6 min; Running in a Sleeping River, 2016, 11 min; 5’ Funeral in the Rain, 2017, 8 min; Niu in the Last Day of Fall, 2017, 24 min; Smokers Die Slowly Together, 2017, 12 min; Feverish, 23 min, 2018, Gong che shang de bai se hu die/ A White Butterfly on a Bus, 2020, 17 min; Ta fang jian li de yun/ The Cloud in Her Room, 2020, 101 min; Just Like Any Other Night, 2021, 24 min; Jet Lag, 2022, 111 min.