UK / China, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Neighbourhood Watch)
Director: Xiaolu Guo
“We live in our dreams, and everything is about fantasy invading reality or reality breaking into fantasy.” - filmmaker Guo XiaoluGuo Xiaolu's intricate and unconventional debut How is Your Fish Today? moves fluidly between fiction and reality, and eventually seamlessly melds the two together. A scriptwriter sits in his apartment chain-smoking as his plants die around him, furiously writing his next screenplay. His character, a young man, escapes southern China after killing his lover and heads for a small town on the northern border. The character's journey inspires the writer to take the same path and, in doing so, boundaries are obscured. Multiple award-winner, including prizes at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival.
D Guo Xiaolu P Jess Search, Guo Xiaolu S Rao Hui, Guo Xiaolu WS Michael Thornton L Chinese (Mandarin) w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2006/83mins