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51 Ratings

UFO in Her Eyes

Directed by Xiaolu Guo
Germany, 2011
  • Mandarin
  • English


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


Göteborg Film Festival


Ghent Film Festival


Terracotta Far East Film Festival


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