Harpur Cinema – ‘Dragonfly Eyes’
March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$4.00
‘Dragonfly Eyes’ – Xu Bing – China – 2017 – 81 min.
Chinese visual artist Xu Bing edited thousands of hours of surveillance footage to create Dragonfly Eyes, his first feature about an obsessive romance and other matters that may be happening right now somewhere in the world. The frightening and fascinating clips reveal a strong sense of reality, which may question our daily life, privacy, and security, and “the fable here revolving around the extremes that people may go to transform their sense of reality and trade it in for something that may itself be fake, and also substitutes for reality” (Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope).
Won: Locarno International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize
Nominated: Locarno International Film Festival, Golden Leopard – Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netpac Award – Singapore International Film Festival, Silver Screen Award