Walking on The Ninth Cloud With American Film Director Jane Spencer

April 24, 2015 9:39 PM

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The Ninth Cloud, the latest film from Zurich-based American director Jane Spencer, leaves an indelible imprint of lovely, surreal snippets on the audience, full of beautiful quirkiness. The movie follows the adventures, or misadventures, of a young woman named Zena, who views her vagabond life with an endearing wide-eyed, open-minded innocence. The film carries a surreal sense of detachment, or even seems to warn us of the dangers of attachment in a profound sense.

As an American expat in London, Zena meets characters, like superficial, moneyed members of the Upper Crust who party off their inheritance. Her two female roommates, one a sex addict and another an agoraphobe, also supply aggravation and support. She also finds herself enthralled by an older Americ...

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