Films By Xiaolu Guo

"We are not just good at destroying the old world, but also at building the new one," announced Mao Tse-tung many years ago. But even he could not have foreseen the extent to which China is fulfilling his words at the beginning of the 21st century. ... Award-winning Chinese filmmaker and novelist Xiaolu Gou (Lucy Gou) leads a playful, intriguing tour through Beijing, symbol of the 'New China'. The... Read more
“We live in our dreams, and everything is about fantasy invading reality or reality breaking into fantasy.” - filmmaker Guo Xiaolu Guo 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 n... Read more
“With its quirky humour, its tragi-comic storyline and its repeated defiance of expectations, She, a Chinese is a profoundly human story with a bold scope.” - Eye For Film ... Mi Lie has never travelled more than five miles from her home, a poverty-stricken village in rural China where everyone is just getting by. But with her eyes set on the big city and a dream of making it to the UK, she doesn'... Read more
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