Dragonfly Eyes

Dragonfly Eyes

Dragonfly Eyes

10,000 hours of real surveillance footage is culled down into a fictional narrative in celebrated Chinese printmaker Xu Bing's debut feature.

"A disenchanted young Buddhist nun confronts ‘real life’ after leaving her monastery, with dramatic results. Artist Xu Bing and his team trawled through 10,000 hours of Cloud-based surveillance to pull together the film, including real footage of car crashes, collapsing buildings, plane crashes and other chaotic, factual moments from life in contemporary China. The result is an uncomfortable, fascinating commentary on change and identity in the digital age." (Sydney Film Festival)

201781 minsChinaMandarin with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Bing Xu (feature debut)
Writer:
Yongming ZhaiHanyi Zhang
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Variety

Variety

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"Dragonfly Eyes" disappoints with its unsatisfying combination of an ultra-banal narrative told in a formally original way.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Dragonfly Eyes is quietly disturbing, filled with unease and malaise but also rich in poetry: it's a provocative film for our times which marries conceptual art with cinema in a fresh and unusual way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A failed experiment.

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Variety

Variety

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"Dragonfly Eyes" disappoints with its unsatisfying combination of an ultra-banal narrative told in a formally original way.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Dragonfly Eyes is quietly disturbing, filled with unease and malaise but also rich in poetry: it's a provocative film for our times which marries conceptual art with cinema in a fresh and unusual way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A failed experiment.

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