by Renee Zhan

#09 /23 | available until February 15


USA, Japan  ·  2018  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  10'  ·  o.v. English

Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they cross the mountains and valleys of Renee, they discover all the great joys, tragedies, and mysteries of being Renee.

Selected in the Pardi di domani International competition 2018

US animator Renee Zhan returned to Locarno in 2018 after her first film Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) screened in 2016. In her familiar, sometimes grotesque style she takes us on an internal journey to expose her inner critic. A poetic, playful and creative combination of self-analysis, self-mythology and body topography.

Liz Harkman  ·  programmer


Read the review of the film by Filmexplorer


Renee Zhan graduated in film and animation from Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, worked as a freelance 2D animator and focuses primarily on exploring and blurring the line between animal and human psychology. She directed her first short film, Pidge, in 2014, and then went on to make Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw), which screened in Locarno in 2016.


Renee Zhan


Reylon Yount


Jacob Kinch


Renee Zhan


Renee Zhan


Harvard University (ummrenee@gmail.com)

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