who is sleeping on my pillow
CHINA | IN PRE-PRODUCTION
Director: ZHU Xin
Screenwriter: ZHU Xin, ZHAO Jin
Producer: ZHAO Jin
LU Mingming’s mother fell ill all of a sudden. Her family had to take turns looking after her. News of her son’s death, flew overseas to the family, only adding to the misery. To prevent things from getting any worse, the family decided to conjure up a story to hide the truth, writing weekly replies in LU Mingming’s stead. It was in those letters that a story of revenge for his father, spanning half a year, unfolded.
To patch up the story they created, the family looked back at the past of their not-so-familiar relatives, and into the fate of the southern family over the last half century. Everything seemed to be going their way, until an unexpected letter arrived…
ZHU Xin did his initial exploration on the genre of thriller in his debut feature, VANISHING DAYS, and in this new project, he will take a step further to explore crime and family drama, in a poetic way, and seeks for the possibility of balancing art and commerce. The story of WHO IS SLEEPING ON MY PILLOW happens in China and Centuria, a land of imagination created by the director.
It’s a strange world, a space with a huge misplacement and gap with nowadays China in terms of geography, language and time. Through this seemingly wild combination, ZHU Xin is eager to established his own aesthetic world, a brand-new Chinese film as well as international film.
Rotterdam CineMart 2020
Hong Kong - Asian Film Financing Forum 2019
Artention-Vanke Film Award