A Chinese debut film full of animistic power: a summer of memories brought to life in playful melancholy. After graduating, Yezi spends some time with her grandmother, who is increasingly losing her memory since the death of her husband. In a sort of magical realism, the lights and objects in her flat acquire a life of their own, begin to dance and show family memories. Stories about how Yezi’s parents met, an encounter with a bear and fragments from the life of the grandparents take shape and surround the protagonist. In the face of forgetting, time begins to lose its significance.
NIU XIAOYU studied at the Beijing Film Academy. Here, she did a BA in Animation and an MA in Experimental Film. Virgin Blue was shown at Locarno in the Cineasti del presente competition.