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UFO in Her Eyes

Monday, September 22 7pm, International House, University of Pennsylvania

Image of a woman staring out

UFO In Her Eyes (2011, 110 min.) Introduced by Guo with a Q&A following the screening

Adapted from Guo’s own novel, her most recent feature is a satirical political allegory exploring the effects of rapid globalization in post-Maoist China. The film tracks the phantasmagoric transformation of a small Chinese village after an alleged UFO sighting by a peasant woman (Shi Ke) and a visit from a mysterious stranger (Udo Kier). Inspired by Soviet cinema, Guo dedicated this film to Mikhail Kalatozov’s Soy Cuba (1964). The movie was produced by Fatih Akin and the Somali-Canadian musician Mocky composed the score.