<i>UFO in Her Eyes</i>. 2011. Germany. Directed by Xiaolu Guo
  • UFO in Her Eyes

    2011. Germany. Xiaolu Guo. 110 min.

US premiere

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • UFO in Her Eyes

    2011. Germany. Directed by Xiaolu Guo. Screenplay by Guo, based on her novel. With Shi Ke, Udo Kier, Mandy Zhang. Guo’s work as a novelist and documentarian often focuses on the alienation brought about by globalization, and her second narrative feature takes a more literal approach to that alienation. When a young peasant girl in provincial China sees an unidentified object in the sky and meets a strange Caucasian man in a field, the village’s chief politician proclaims it an alien encounter. An off-screen government official arrives at the scene and, although his interrogations of the village’s eccentric characters hint at science fiction, the rapid transformation of the village into a UFO theme park captures the very real tension between China's totalitarian regime and the burgeoning embrace of capitalism. Print courtesy of The Match Factory. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 110 min.

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