Tag: docufiction

Dragonfly Eyes [2017]: Locarno International Film Festival Review

More than surveillance footage documentary, Dragonfly Eyes is the story an aloof camera that incessantly captures the chaos, death, violence, molestation, accidents, calamities, and by doing so questions the nature of reality. Camera is the glass wall that filmmaker cannot penetrate. Like a ghost, he observes humanity from distance, but can never become a part of it. In his desire to create fiction out of fragments of reality, Xu Bing himself transcends humanness and becomes the camera that observes the observer.