SHE, A CHINESE: Film screening and Q&A with Xiaolu Guo
Thursday 29 March, 6:00-8:30pm
Film screening (103m), followed by Q&A with Xiaolu Guo. Moderated by Dr Ralph Parfect, Assistant Director, King's China Institute.
Room K2.40, King's Building, Strand Campus
All welcome - no need to book.
She, a Chinese
She, a Chinese is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads out for London and a marriage to an older man where her entrapment begins anew (Pusan International Film Festival). The film won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009.
About Xiaolu Guo
Xiaolu Guo is an award-winning film director and author who works internationally in China and Europe. Born in 1973 in China, she studied and taught at Beijing Film Academy before coming to the UK in 2002 to study at the National Film and Television School. Her early films include a feature-length documentary, The Concrete Revolution, and Far and Near, a short which won the Beck's Futures Student Prize for Film and Video in 2003. Two novels originally published in Chinese were translated and published in English, and she has also written A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007. Recent films include How Is Your Fish Today?, Once Upon a Time, Proletarian, and UFO in Her Eyes. Xiaolu Guo films on location in China and has also worked across Europe, including artist residencies in France, Germany and Scotland