kailuo zhuo/CHINA/112MINS/North America premiere
Lei Suyun was born in 1934, and diagnosed with alzheimer's disease in 2010.Her daughter took care of her,but she didn’t know her daughter any more. She suffered from memory loss andwanted to go home and didn’t know where she was.She repeated one thing all the time. She was sad and frightened.
Lei Suyun vaguely remembered she was a great person,and she was the director of the bureau of finance, NPC member. People used to call her Mrs Lei.Now Lei Suyun didn’t remember things, she lamented the passing of time.Her once brilliant achievements were gone with her memory.
However,she still knew her name. She was struggling against despair,and trying to seize the self.Year after year, LeiSuYun’s condition was getting worse. she lay in bed, looking at nothing…
Suyun Lei Linyi Zhuo
Cinematography-Kailuo Zhuo, Dong Yang
Sound Designer-Jianyuan Jia
"LeiSuYun" wasfilmed in 2015.
LeiSuYun is my grandma. This is not a documentary about alzheimer's disease, and is even not a film about LeiSuYun.I hope that through her memory loss to show people the meaning of life and what is the self . LeiSuYun is no longer a specific individual, she represents any of us,old and young,sick and healthy,successful and mediocre... The meaning of life is worth thinking.
LeiSuYun, an old lady,who will eventually lose herself .She reminds us the normal people what’s precious.Perhaps we are the real patients in the world.
Kailuo Zhuo was born in 1981. He is a college teacher, director, cinematographer. He lives in Shenyang and teaches at the Department of Photography, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts.
2011, Documentary feature <Thirty Something>
2015, Documentary feature <Scar>
2016, Narrative feature <Gangland>
2017, Documentary feature <Mrs Lei>