Dragonfly Eyes

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Dragonfly Eyes (Qing ting zhi yan)

Directed by Xu Bing

  • China, USA 2017; 81 min
  • Original version: Chinese
  • Genre: Drama
    • FIPRESCI Prize, Special Mention - Locarno Festival
    • Honorable Mention - Porto/Post/Doc

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • XU BING STUDIO

    Matthieu Laclau 

International Sales

  • MOVIE VIEW INTERNATIONAL

    Yang Ying