Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars. Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars.
Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars.

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Only Cloud Knows film review: Feng Xiaogang melodrama prioritises scenic views of New Zealand over dramatic depth

  • The story of a middle-class Chinese couple, and how they met and made a life together, Only Cloud Knows is oddly disconnected from its antipodean setting
  • The superficial melodrama is held together by the acting of Huang Xuan as a grieving husband looking back, and by a rather obvious soundtrack

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars. Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars.
Huang Xuan and Lydia Peckham in a still from Only Cloud Knows (category IIA; Mandarin, English), directed by Feng Xiaogang. Yang Caiyu co-stars.
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