Only Cloud Knows

Only Cloud Knows

Only Cloud Knows

A grief-stricken Chinese widower (Xuan Huang) living in New Zealand retraces his relationship with his late wife (Caiyu Yang) and attempts to fulfill her dream in this Chinese-NZ romantic drama.

2019Rating: M, Offensive language132 minsChina, New ZealandMandarin with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema
Director:
Xiaogang Feng ('Mr. Six', 'Youth (2017)', 'Assembly')
Cast:
Xuan HuangFan XuCaiyu YangLydia Peckham
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Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

To see Aotearoa’s landscape outside the lens of local filmmakers or the fantasy genre gifts Feng Xiaogang’s Only Cloud Knows a refreshing quality. Where homegrown filmmakers often let the whenua fill the frame, Xiaogang’s camera looks up towards the rangi with constant images of the settled sky and gentle passing of the clouds. These calm sights set the serene tone for Xiaogang’s romantic slice-of-life, based on the true story of his pal Zhang Shu, about a recent widower looking back at the life he led with his beloved wife in ’90s New Zealand.

3.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The sheer force of the emotional manipulation on display is so undeniably unassailable, there’s just no option but to submit to its syrupy, sweet sorrow.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Also featuring one of the best canine performances of the year, Only Cloud Knows is a charming, heartwarming and wrenching love story well worth seeking out.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

What could have been rather mournful instead becomes a poignant celebration of life thanks to Feng's deft handling of patently sincere material.

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

To see Aotearoa’s landscape outside the lens of local filmmakers or the fantasy genre gifts Feng Xiaogang’s Only Cloud Knows a refreshing quality. Where homegrown filmmakers often let the whenua fill the frame, Xiaogang’s camera looks up towards the rangi with constant images of the settled sky and gentle passing of the clouds. These calm sights set the serene tone for Xiaogang’s romantic slice-of-life, based on the true story of his pal Zhang Shu, about a recent widower looking back at the life he led with his beloved wife in ’90s New Zealand.

3.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The sheer force of the emotional manipulation on display is so undeniably unassailable, there’s just no option but to submit to its syrupy, sweet sorrow.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Also featuring one of the best canine performances of the year, Only Cloud Knows is a charming, heartwarming and wrenching love story well worth seeking out.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

What could have been rather mournful instead becomes a poignant celebration of life thanks to Feng's deft handling of patently sincere material.

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