Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is an author and director who was born in 1973 in southern China. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy. In 2002, Guo moved to London and started writing books in English which were received with critical acclaim. For her movie “She, a Chinese” Guo was honoured with an award at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009. Since than, she has produced several features and documentaries. In 2017 her autobiography “Es war einmal im Fernen Osten” (Knaus, München) was published. Guo lives in Berlin and London.

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Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

“You have to latch onto the language”

In her autobiography, the filmmaker and author describes growing up in the Chinese countryside and making her way as an immigrant in England.