Xiaolu Guo at IFFR
How Is Your Fish Today?
Road movie in which a scriptwriter and the protagonist in his film, a murderer, travelled to the most northerly point of China to meet each other eventually in silence. Fiction and reality flow together.
Script Stage: Xiaolu Guo & Rao Hui
Scenario presentation. Xiaolu Guo & Rao Hui form a striking Chinese writing duo. In their film How Is Your Fish Today? the screenwriting itself plays a striking and spirited role.
A moving postcard, as it were. A woman addresses her lover in London all the way from Beijing.
We Went to Wonderland
This is a prime example of how to make an accessible and convincing film about complex and personal subjects on a low budget and without fear of experiment and poetry. The maker of How is Your Fish Today? films the visit of her Chinese parents to London, their first time abroad.
Once Upon a Time Proletarian
Portrait of post-Maoist China in twelve commentaries by inhabitants of the country. Writer/film maker Guo Xialolu sketches a varied picture of a China that is still developing very rapidly, but which still doesn't seem to have much room for individual needs. Those who can't keep up can do little else but complain.
Late at Night - Voices of Ordinary Madness
Strong, original film essay on the changing East End of London. A model for Europe and the rest of the world. Author and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo has been attracting attention since How Is Your Fish Today? (Tiger Awards Competition 2007).