I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore

A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by an art student who has been abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad.

Director Biography

Viv Li is a Chinese filmmaker born and raised in Beijing. In the past 10 years, she has lived in Manchester, São Paulo, Barranquilla, Mexico City, Manila, Lisbon, Brussels, Budapest and Berlin. She did standup comedy, poetry, fashion, short films, boxing, and some eco-toilet designing. She loves hotpot, tea, tomato curry, peanut butter and okra. Her films have quite long titles such as I Don’t Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore, which received a special mention at IDFA, and She Dyes Her Hair Pink, awarded Best Short Documentary at Porto. Currently, she is working on her first feature debut, The Two Mountains Weighing Down My Chest. Viv is a Berlinale Talent and recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. She enjoys working between different genres, cultures and uses humour as a tool. She likes to joke, but please take her seriously.


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16 min.

Here and There

Friday, 3 September 16:25 - 17:42 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.
Saturday, 4 September 10:15 - 11:32 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.

Also in this session

1. Le départ
Saïd Hamich, 25 min.
2. Elong E'Nabe
Niels Devlieghere, 14 min.
3. I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore
Viv Li, 16 min.
4. Anita
Sushma Khadepaun, 18 min.

Student Competition

Friday, 3 September 20:00 - 21:55 / Kijkhuis 2
115 min.

Also in this session

1. I Want to Return Return Return
Elsa Rosengren, 30 min.
2. I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore
Viv Li, 16 min.
3. Heliconia
Paula Rodríguez Polanco, 27 min.
4. Forever
Mitch McGlocklin, 7 min.
5. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.