writer/director Xiaolu Guo, who with her documentary The Concrete Revolution took part in IO, ISABELLA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEK 2005, has gained a Special Mention at the 43rd Pesaro Film Festival, her film How is your fish today was part of the competition programme "Pesaro Nuovo Cinema" which listed 8 international titles.
Here is the jury's motivation for the Special Mention:
for the incisive way in which the director couples together, without scholastic strictness, a refined aesthetical research (e.g. the voice-over that, just like a troublesome consciousness, binds and explains the images) and the passionate charge of the difficulty, today, of living in a world without projects and dreams, without direction and without a collective aim. For the clarity and subtile irony used to tell the contemporary compulsion to live through somebody else's life, like the character invented by the protagonist in order to be able to travel just about anywhere; the splendid snowy village, where perhaps it's not worth going in the real life.
We like to congratulate with Xiaolu Guo for this deserved Mention, and hope she'll be part again of our Festival for the 2008 edition.
enjoy the film's trailer