Xiaolu Guo was born 1973 in a fishing village in China. At the age of 19, she enrolled to study literature and film at the Beijing Film Academy. While still a student, she was awarded the National Filmwriter Prize for her screenplay Love in the Internet Age (2007). After graduating with an MA, she moved to London in 2002 and began to make a name for herself as film-maker and author. In 2004, she debuted with The Concrete Revolution, a documentary film about the building boom in Beijing. Her novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2007) was published in more than 25 countries and is set to be filmed by Wayne Wang. In 2009, Ms Guo founded the Metaphysical Cinema Syndicate in London and Beijing. Its aim: to promote film productions that represent a free cinema operating beyond the bounds of conventional narrative style. During this year’s film festival, Ms Guo’s film UFO in Her Eyes will be screened in the Panorama programme. From April 2012 she will work as a scholarship holder in the film section of the DAAD artist programme in Berlin.
Films by Xiaolu Guo (Selection)
Once Upon a Time Proletarian 2009 | She, a Chinese 2009 | We Went to Wonderland 2008 | How Is Your Fish Today? 2006 | The Concrete Revolution 2004