Vilhelm Hammershøi – Interior with Young Woman from Behind (1903–04)

A chamber piece with three characters and shot in one location over a single tense day, The Cloud Affair is a feature-length film about the doomed love of a magnetic, spellbinding young couple both suspects in the murder of a famed city builder responsible for recking their lives.

With a carefully orchestrated staging, the film narrates the intensity of the couple’s love and their defiance against the arrogance and power of their victimizer. They can find nothing in society to defend themselves, and must make extreme choices to respond to their situation.

The more the lovers are consumed with each other, the more they understand, with finality, that neither of them can live without the other and that love is all important. Facing condemnation and separation, they face a surprising tragic end.