COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese |

荣耀与责任:密西西比河三角洲的中国人

Monday, September 19th, 2:00 p.m., E St Cinema

E Samantha Cheng/ US/ 76 MINS

E Samantha Cheng/ 美國/ 76分钟

HONOR AND DUTY is a series of documentaries examining Chinese immigration to the Mississippi Delta from the mid-19th century to today. Told though the voices of twenty-four Chinese World War II veterans, their families, and other community members, the film focuses on the people who built an almost forgotten community consisting of small-town markets and grocery stores and how this community evolved and prospered in the segregated South. This thought-provoking series touches on subjects such as immigration policy in the United States, community relations and relationship building between different ethnicities, and the role of education policy in shaping cultural identity.

 

影片講訴了中國移民如何在密西西比河三角洲這片種族隔離的南方土地上立足和繁衍的故事。影片將鏡頭對准了憑借在小鎮開商店和雜貨鋪起家的中國移民,盡管他們建立的社區已幾近被人遺忘。通過24個在二戰期間移民到密西西比河三角洲的中國老兵以及他們的家人和社群的講述,內戰時期的故事和當下種種穿越時空交織在了一起。這部內涵深刻的紀錄片涉及美國移民模式和公共政策,移民潮背景下不同種族在社區關系構建過程中起到的作用,以及教育政策在塑造文化認同中起到的作用等話題。

Twenty Two | 二十二

Tuesday, September 20th, 2:00 p.m., E St Cinema

GUO Ke/ CN/ 112 MINS

郭柯/ 中国大陆/ 112分钟

TWENTY TWO provides a glimpse into the experiences of the last surviving former "comfort women" in China. Through a restrained and careful approach, this film examines their lives today, preserving their stories before they are lost.

 

在日本侵華戰爭的八年期間,20萬中國婦女被迫淪爲日軍的性奴隸。在影片開拍之時,中國內地僅剩22位“慰安婦”幸存者。當光陰慢慢劃過,時間撫平傷口,這些經曆了常人無法想象的磨難的老人們,如今又身在何處,過著怎樣的生活,經曆著怎樣的悲喜憂樂?

Relocate | 搬遷

Wednesday, September 21st, 1:30 p.m., E St Cinema

HUANG Dan/ CN/ 104 MINS

黄丹/ 中国大陆/ 104分钟

RELOCATE depicts the conflict between an elderly woman and her four children during the relocation of a Beiliang shantytown. This film explores the importance of family and love during difficult times.

 

该影片围绕一个老太太与4个子女之间对在北梁棚改过程中因为分房所产生的矛盾进行演绎,唤起对家庭关系的重新思考,感悟亲情。

New Year's Eve | 消灭大学生

Wednesday, September 21st, 4:00 p.m., E St Cinema

MA Xiang/ CN/ 94 MINS

马翔/ 中国大陆/ 94分钟

In NEW YEAR’S EVE, an elderly salesman enters a university dormitory to promote his product, anti-theft toothpaste. The students, who are celebrating the New Year and a birthday, invite the salesman to join them. As the evening progresses, the students become increasingly interested in the anti-theft toothpaste. However, they also begin to vent their frustration with their unpopular roommate to the salesman. The salesman becomes insulted and the situation becomes out of control…

 

一位老年推销员进入大学宿舍推销,正逢同学们的跨年生日聚餐,同学们热情的邀请推销员进来取暖,大家一起喝酒聊天,同学们对推销员的“防盗牙膏”渐渐开始感兴趣。然而事情慢慢地朝着可怕的方向发展,大家和推销员的交流慢慢变成了对这个年迈推销员的侮辱,大家把对平时宿舍奇葩的不满全撒到推销员身上,场面失控了.......

51.7Hz

Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 p.m., E St Cinema

WU Baisheng/ TW/ 18 MINS

吳柏昇/ 台灣/ 18分钟

HPAKANT JADE LIFE tells the story of impoverished young people in Hpakant, Myanmar, and the different life paths they take. Some of them feel forced to make a living through drug trafficking, while others choose to leave Hpakant in pursuit of love. Some of the young people remain in Hpakant to become miners in the hope that the jade in the mountains might bring them wealth. A song they often sing captures this dream: “…before the best of luck comes, don’t underestimate we, jade miners…”.

 

1992年,科學家發現海洋中有一隻發出51.7赫茲頻率的鯨魚,但沒有任何一隻鯨魚能夠聽到牠的頻率,使得牠至今依然孤獨地唱著,也在等待一個與牠相同頻率的鯨魚出現。一名外星人為了尋找發出51.7赫茲頻率的鯨魚來到了一座小島。小島上的青年,始終相信祖先所留傳下來一個關於外星人來到這片土地找尋鯨魚的傳說。外星人找著孤獨的存在,青年面對著自己一直以來所堅信的事物,而在大海中孤獨的鯨魚也將回到另一顆有著跟牠頻率相通的生命的美麗星球。三個獨立而特別的存在,因為相同的心理狀態而連結彼此心中的頻率。

帕敢青年|Hpakant Jade Life

Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 p.m., E St Cinema

LI Yongchao/ TW, MM/ 30 MINS

李永超/ 台灣,緬甸/ 30分鐘

HPAKANT JADE LIFE tells the story of impoverished young people in Hpakant, Myanmar, and the different life paths they take. Some of them feel forced to make a living through drug trafficking, while others choose to leave Hpakant in pursuit of love. Some of the young people remain in Hpakant to become miners in the hope that the jade in the mountains might bring them wealth. A song they often sing captures this dream: “…before the best of luck comes, don’t underestimate we, jade miners…”.

 

在緬甸的帕敢小鎮,有無數貧窮的華僑青年,有的人為了生活而從事販毒的工作,有的人選擇離開帕敢,也有人為了夢想而堅持選擇留在帕敢,因為蘊藏在山底下的玉石,是他們改善未來生活的希望…。

Lonely Heart | 寂寞芳心

Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 p.m., E St Cinema

LIU Xinpei/ TW/ 20 MINS

刘馨培/ 台灣/ 20分鐘

A young financier on the verge of bankruptcy becomes unexpectedly obsessed with the works of an independent painter living in seclusion. The financier drives to the painter’s cabin, where, while talking by the light of a candle, they establish a close relationship.

 

影片講述了一個事業瀕臨破産的金融男,迷戀上幽居山林的留法畫家麥琦的畫作,金融男隨即驅車前往麥琦所隱居的山間小屋,他被孤獨生活的麥琦所吸引,兩人發生了一次次親密的關系。然而之後,報紙上突然刊登出畫家麥琦自殺的新聞,她的遺作在一夜間被炒至天價。而這一切,都是拍賣會上男主心中深深的秘密...

Someday We'll Know | 一首渡洋的歌

Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 p.m., E St Cinema

Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 p.m., E St Cinema

ZHUANG Wanping/ HK/ 30MINS

莊婉萍/ 中國香港/ 30分鐘

A swimming team is deflated after its captain, Tin Heng, passed away tragically. One of the team’s reserve members, Gei Yuen, works to become a full part of the team in the hope of representing his captain in competitions and raising the team's morale. While he idolized Tin Heng, Gei Yuen becomes enamored of Tsz Suen, Tin Heng's girlfriend and member of the girls' swimming team, who appears aloof and nonchalant about her boyfriend's death. Gei Yuen initially thinks Tsz Suen is masking her emotions, but he soon finds out that she is harboring a secret...

 

那年夏天,寧靜的海。泳隊隊長天恆意外遇溺身亡,隊員間士氣盡失,後備入替的紀元希望重振隊員鬥志為比賽準備,同是泳隊隊員的天恆女友卻態度冷淡。紀元以為她仍未走出傷痛,卻發現遇溺背後隱藏痛苦秘密。青春在水花中翻滾,在憂憂愁愁的歲月「泳池」中走了。

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