Dragonfly Eyes

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    Dragonfly Eyes

    Qing ting zhi yan

    Directed by

    China, USA

    2017

    81 min

    • Chinese

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Prize, Special Mention - Locarno Festival
    • Honorable Mention - Porto/Post/Doc

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Zhai Yongming
    Zhang Hanyi
    Editing
    Matthieu Laclau
    Zhang Wenchao
    Music
    Hanno Yoshihiro
    Production
    XU BING STUDIO
    Sales
    MOVIE VIEW INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    Dragonfly Eyes is conceptual art come to film, forcing the viewer into its train of thought, pushing a perpetually reflective mosaic mirror of self.

    Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

    Xu Bing

    Xu Bing

    China

    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.