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4.1
51 Ratings

UFO in Her Eyes

Directed by Xiaolu Guo
Germany, 2011
Sci-Fi
  • Mandarin
  • English

Synopsis

One afternoon, the life of an Chinese woman abruptly changes when she believes that she has just witnessed a UFO flying through the sky. The village chief takes advantage of this unexpected event to boost the local economy. Under the scrutinizing eye of the police, a collective portrait unfolds.

Our take

Where in the U.S. a UFO sighting provokes conspiracy stories, in China, by Xiaolu Guo’s telling, it inspires wicked social satire. Adapting her own novel, Guo playfully envisions her ingenious premise of the (literally) fantastic promise of change for rural China—and what actually results.

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Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2011

Göteborg Film Festival

2012

Ghent Film Festival

2011

Terracotta Far East Film Festival

2012

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