Chinese-British filmmaker Xiaolu Guo on the set of her film ‘UFO in Her Eyes’
Date
Thursday 18 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018
Location
Greek Film Archive, Athens

The Athens Avant-Garde Cinema Festival (AΑGFF) is back after an absence of four years. The 9th edition of the festival will take place from 18 to 28 October 2018 at the Greek Film Archive and aims to showcase the freshest and most pioneering of today’s world cinema.

As part of the programme, we are proud to announce a retrospective tribute to Chinese-British filmmaker Xiaolu Guo, who will be visiting Athens from 24 to 27 October to deliver a Masterclass at the Greek Film Archive.

Xiaolu Guo is an acclaimed Chinese-British novelist, filmmaker and feminist, whose books have been translated into over 28 languages, and whose film She, a Chinese (2009) won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009. She is one of the most successful Chinese writers currently publishing in the UK. Most recently her memoir Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2017 and in 2013 she was named as one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta magazine.

The festival programme is available at http://9aagff.tainiothiki.gr/en.

Masterclass

Xiaolu Guo will deliver a two-hour masterclass on Documentary novels on filming and writing. Admission is free.

When Friday 26 October 2018, 15.30–17.30
Where Greek Film Archive
48 Iera Odos
104 35 Athens

Information

For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Email Maria.Papaioannou@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2336