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Send Me to the Clouds

Send Me to the Clouds

Send Me to the Clouds is a 2019 Chinese drama film directed and written by Teng Congcong, and starring Yao Chen, Justin Yuan and Li Jiuxiao. It was screened at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. The film had four nominations and won Best Supporting Actress award for Wu Yufang at the 32nd Golden Rooster Awards.

Plot

Sheng Nan (Yao Chen), an over-30 single woman, learns that she has ovarian cancer and decides to find a new job to raise money for surgery, and to explore sexual experiences before the illness makes such encounters impossible. She finds work ghostwriting the biography of a elderly and flirtatious millionaire, while trying to start a relationship with a single man closer to her own age. In the words of Variety, the film addresses the unique perspectives of unmarried women that have been categorized as "leftover women" in Chinese society, and "The film’s most powerful message... is that women should be able to seek sex without shame."

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