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UFO in her Eyes: A film by Xiaolu Guo

Part of China Changing

From acclaimed filmmaker and author Xialou Guo, UFO in Her Eyes, based on Guo's novel of the same title, offers a surreal insight into China as it undergoes profound changes.

One hot afternoon, the life of an anonymous Chinese village woman abruptly changes when she believes she has witnessed a UFO flying through the sky. The village chief seeks to capitalise on this sighting, to bring tourism, government support, and even contact with the USA to the poverty-stricken village. This parable of change paints a restless future, not only for rural China, but also for the entire world.

Xiaolu Guo is an internationally celebrated filmmaker and author whose books include A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers and I Am China. Her latest book, Once Upon a Time in the East, is a memoir which charts her life from a run-down shack in a poor fishing village to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing. She has directed several documentaries and her first feature film She, A Chinese was awarded the Golden Leopard at Locarno Festival 2009.

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Royal Festival Hall
Green Display Space 5 - Level 2



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Film duration
Approximately 1hr 50mins