30.09. - 09.10.2021

Once Upon a Time Proletarian - 12 Tales of A Country China 2009 | 76 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo , born in 1973, director and writer. Her films include “The Concrete Revolution” (2004), “How is Your Fish Today” (2006) and “She, a Chinese” (2009).

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo (*1973) won The Golden Leopard in Locarno with her first feature She, a Chinese (2009). Ufo in Her Eyes ist an adaption of her own novel of the same title.

rated for 0 + years
A subjective anatomy of contemporary, post-Marxist China. Dark, poetic and existentialist images show people from various social classes struggling for survival in modern Chinese society. A farmer loses his land, a weapons-factory labourer wishes Mao were still alive to save the country and young artists dream of fame and success in the West. Director Xiaolu Guo’s previous feature film “She, a Chinese” (2008) is also being shown at Filmfest Hamburg, as part of the Nordlichter programme.
Original title: Once Upon a Time Proletarian - 12 Tales of A Country
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Chinese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Xiaolu Guo
Screenplay: Xiaolu Guo
Producer: Xiaolu Guo, Pamela Casey
Director of Photography: Zhuzi X Vian
Production Design:
Editor: Philippe Ciompi, Arthur de Lipowski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Memento Films International, 6 Cité Paradis, 75010 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 53 34 90 20, Fax: +33 1 42 47 11 24, Email:,
Production: Chapter Two Films


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