The Cold, Cold Night

Fiction Quebec 2012 Mandarin English subtitles 0:35:00

Based on true events, The Cold, Cold Night explores conflicts between traditional and modern family structures within the Chinese community and illustrates how such conflicts can lead to both subtle and overt abuse, particularly to the elderly. Mm Lin becomes the scapegoat for a broken marriage while she lives with her son’s family.-Min Hu.


Zhi-Min Hu, a Montreal-based Chinese-origin filmmaker, has directed numerous short films since 2001, including fiction, experimental, and documentaries. Several of her films have been exhibited in international film festivals. After graduating from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University (Film Production), she gained a wide breadth of experience in directing, editing, and cinematography through her involvement in diverse film and video productions. Ms. Hu has established a unique signature in her fields that encompasses a combination of realism and surrealism. She is fascinated by stories that explore human nature, psychology, and social aspects.

Cinéaste d’origine chinoise basée à Montréal, Zhi-Min Hu a réalisé plusieurs courts métrages incluant des fictions, des films expérimentaux et des documentaires. Après un diplôme de l’École de cinéma Mel Hoppenheim de l’Université Concordia (production cinématographique), elle a acquis une vaste gamme d’expériences en réalisation et montage en s’impliquant dans de nombreuses productions de films et vidéos. Elle est fascinée par les histoires qui explorent la nature humaine, la psychologie et les aspects sociaux. Sa signature, une combinaison de réalisme et de surréalisme, est unique. Ses oeuvres ont été présentées dans plusieurs festivals internationaux