June 2012, arsenal cinema

DAAD grant holder Xiaolu Guo is our guest

HOW IS YOUR FISH TODAY?, 2006

SHE, A CHINESE, 2009

The filmmaker and writer Xiaolu Guo (*1973) is currently the guest of the DAAD's Berlin artistic program. China and London, film and literature – she moves flexibly between two cultures, two languages and two types of art. In FAR AND NEAR (UK/China 2003, 27.6.) she plays a writer who remembers her childhood in the Welsh mountains. SHE, A CHINESE (UK/Germany/France 2009, 30.6.) tells the story of the adventurous Mei who goes from a village in the huge city of Chongqing and ends up in London, with inter-titles providing the commentary, rock music and elements from gangster cinema. Documentary and fiction are intertwined in HOW IS YOUR FISH TODAY? (China/UK 2006, 27.6.), in which a screenplay writer follows his protagonist through China and encounters him in the county of Mohe, a legendary spot for observing the Northern Lights.


arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Moskwa

Moskwa Moscow Ilja Kopalin, Michail Kaufman USSR 1927 35 mm OV/GeS 78 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: DAAD grant holder Xiaolu Guo is our guest

08:00 pm Cinema 1


She, a Chinese

She, a Chinese Xiaolu Guo UK/Germany/France 2009 35 mm OV/GeS 98 min

Followed by a discussion with Xiaolu Guo