Longing For the Rain

Director Yang Lina’s unique film on the emerging middle class is equal parts ghost story, erotic drama, and social critique. Fang Lei faces her anxieties about a comfortable life with her daughter and husband through an apparition that arrives in her dreams. But fantasy and reality are about to dangerously collide. The film’s frank treatment towards sexuality and female desire leaves no question why this Mainland Chinese production is a Hong Kong film. International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival.