Each of us is captured on surveillance cameras, on average, 300 times a day. These all-seeing “eyes” observe Qing Ting too, a young woman, as she leaves the Buddhist temple where she has been training to become a nun. She returns to the secular world, where she takes a job in a highly mechanized dairy farm. There, Ke Fan, a technician, falls in love with her, breaks the law in an attempt to please her and is sent to jail. On his release, he can’t find Qing Ting and looks for her desperately until he figures out that she has reinvented herself as the online celebrity Xiao Xiao. Ke Fan decides to revamp himself.
- FIPRESCI Prize, Special Mention - Locarno Festival
- Honorable Mention - Porto/Post/Doc
- TOKYO FILMeX 2017
- Zurich Film Festival 2018
- Singapore International Film Festival 2017
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
- Montreal International Documentary Festival - RIDM 2017
- Black Movie Independent Film Festival 2018
- New Horizons International Film Festival 2018
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2017
- Filmfest München 2018
- Locarno Film Festival 2017
- Toronto International Film Festival 2017
- Busan International Film Festival 2017
- Zhai Yongming
- Zhang Hanyi
- Matthieu Laclau
- Zhang Wenchao
- Hanno Yoshihiro
- XU BING STUDIO
- MOVIE VIEW INTERNATIONAL
Dragonfly Eyes is conceptual art come to film, forcing the viewer into its train of thought, pushing a perpetually reflective mosaic mirror of self.
Born in Chongqing (China) in 1955, Xu Bing earned his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA). Xu Bing has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the British Museum, London, among other major institutions. Additionally, Xu’s works have been displayed at the 45th, 51st, and 56th Venice Biennale, the Biennale of Sydney and Johannesburg, among other international exhibitions. He is now a professor and the director of the academic committee at the CAFA in Beijing.