SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

Length 時長: 107 minutes 107分鐘

Director 導演: Tianming Wu 吳天明

Casts 主演: Zeru Tao, Mincheng Li 陶澤如,李岷城

Trailer 預告: https://youtu.be/jUK9GeWIvmohttps://youtu.be/fGeZyTGOOao

Synopsis: Song of the Phoenix, the final film of the late director Wu Tianming, charts the life and trials of You Tianming, a young suona (a Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument) apprentice who goes on to form his very own suona troupe at a time when the presence of traditional instruments declines in Chinese society. Tianming faces the harsh reality that his artistic calling is no longer in tune with a modern, urbanized China.

 

簡介:在無雙鎮,吹嗩吶這種傳之久遠的民間藝術,絕不止於娛樂,更具意味的是它在辦喪事時是對遠行故去者的壹種人生評價——道德平庸者只吹兩臺,中等的吹四臺,上等者吹八臺,德高望重者才有資格吹“百鳥朝鳳”。“百鳥朝鳳”這支高難度的曲子,也只有領軍的嗩吶高手才能勝任。整個無雙鎮,只有四方聞名的焦家班班主焦三爺能吹“百鳥朝鳳”。焦三爺老了,急需培養接班人。挑誰?培養誰?怎樣培養?如何率先垂範?徒弟遊天鳴初進焦家班時年幼稚嫩,對焦三爺十分敬畏,雖然心有不甘被父親“拋棄”在焦家班學藝,但仍有為爭家門榮光全力博取師父贊許的信心。能夠進入焦家班的學子必須人品端正,忠守嗩吶藝人的德行,從骨子裏做到“嗩吶離口不離手”,為考驗兩個徒弟是否符合標準,陶澤如這個面冷內熱的黑臉師父使盡招數。

 

Length 時長: 86 minutes 86分鐘

Director 導演: Hao Zhou 周浩

Trailer 預告: https://youtu.be/zwQ9sbFYArk

Synopsis: Once the thriving capital of Imperial China, the city of Datong now lies in near ruins. Not only is it the most polluted city in the country, it is also crippled by decrepit infrastructure and even shakier economic prospects. But Mayor Geng Tanbo plans to change all that, announcing a bold, new plan to return Datong to its former glory, the cultural haven it was some 1,600 years ago. Such declarations, however, come at a devastatingly high cost. Thousands of homes are to be bulldozed, and a half-million of its residents (30 percent of Datong’s total population) will be relocated under his watch. Whether he succeeds depends entirely on his ability to calm swarms of furious workers and an increasingly perturbed ruling elite. The Chinese Mayor captures, with remarkable access, a man and, by extension, a country leaping frantically into an increasingly unstable future.

 

簡介:曾經繁華的中國都市大同市,如今屹立在壹堆廢墟的旁邊。這座城市不僅汙染嚴重,還因其陳舊的基礎設施和搖搖欲墜的經濟前景而瀕臨癱瘓。但大同市長想要改變這壹切,他大膽地宣布了壹項試圖重塑昔日的輝煌的新計劃,要知道這座城市的文明已經有1600年了。然而,伴隨著這項計劃的是非常高的成本。數以千計的房屋被推倒,50萬居民(占大同市總人口的百分之三十)將在他的打理下被重新安置。這位市長成功與否,完全取決於他是否能讓憤怒的工人群體以及越來越忐忑的統治精英冷靜下來。紀錄片《中國市長》驚人地捕捉到了壹個男人,甚至是壹個國家瘋狂跳躍著進入壹個越來越動蕩的未來的過程。

 

Length 時長: 110 Minutes

Director 導演: Gan Bi 畢贛

Casts 主演: Yongzhong Chen, Lixun Xie, Yue Guo 陳永忠、謝理循、郭月

Trailer 預告: https://youtu.be/nFSs7inzV-A

Synopsis: In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill his dead mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to find her old lover, and give him an old photograph, a shirt and a music cassette. But on the way, Chen passes a mysterious town called Dangmai, where time is not linear and people’s lives complement each other. Here, Chen experiences the past, present and future. It’s unclear whether this world is the doctor’s dream, or the other way around.

 

簡介:在貴州黔東南神秘潮濕的亞熱帶鄉土,大霧彌漫的凱裏縣城診所裏,兩個醫生心事重重活得像幽靈。陳升為了母親的遺願,踏上火車尋找弟弟拋棄的孩子;而另壹位孤獨的老女人托他帶壹張照片、壹件襯衫、壹盒磁帶給病重的舊情人。去鎮遠縣城的路上,陳升來到壹個叫蕩麥的地方,那裏的時間不是線性的 ,人們的生活相互補充和消解。他似乎經歷了過去、現在和未來,重新思索了自己的生活。

最終,陳升到了鎮遠,只是用望遠鏡遠遠地看了孩子。把老女人的信物給了她舊情人的兒子。壹個人再次踏上火車。分不清這個世界是我的記憶,還是我是這世界的壹個浮想。

 

"Trivisa"

Length 時長: 107 Minutes

Directors 導演: Xuewen Xu, Wenjie Ou, Weijie Huang 许学文,欧文杰,黄伟杰

Casts 主演:  Jiadong Lin, Xianqi Ren, Xiaochun Chen, Haowen Jiang, Xue Lin

                    林家栋,任贤齐,陈小春,姜皓文,林雪

Trailer 預告: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsE97uwjkEo

Synopsis: In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, happen to appear in the same restaurant. Thereafter, rumor has it that Hong Kong's three most notorious mobsters is plotting together for a big heist. Everyone believes that the trio wants to score a final hit before the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. However, the trio is unaware of the rumor. Cheuk has recently abducted the son of a rich tycoon and successfully extorted a ransom of HK$3 billion albeit under police surveillance, putting him at the peak of his criminal career. Unable to seek a new breakthrough, he hears about the rumor and becomes obsessed with the idea, even going to extreme lengths by opening seeking Yip and Kwai, both of whom are living in seclusion.

During a police and robber shootout, Yip was able to suppress the Royal Hong Kong Police with his powerful firearms, which shook the whole city. Living as a fugitive, Yip makes his fortunes in another way by smuggling counterfeit electronics. Powerful and prestigious in the past, Yip must now grovel to high Chinese officials. Although successful in his business, he continues to depress himself. When the rumor comes to him, his inner anger explodes and is determined to give up everything and pick up his gun once again join forces with Cheuk.

Kwai is very cautious and uses several pseudonyms to hide his identity. Although the scale of his crimes is nowhere as large as Yip's and Cheuk's, but he has managed to commit repeated robberies that are totally unknown to the police. Small-scale robberies, which have become his expertise, have minimal risk but also little profit. As he hears of the rumor, although he realizes that he will make a large fortune by collaborating with Yip and Cheuk, he initially restrains himself and chooses to ignore it. However, as his heart of greed shows up, Cheuk begins to have second thoughts.

As the trio comes to a preliminary contact, their criminal careers also come to an end. Cheuk gets arrested red-handed by the Chinese police while attempting to smuggle explosives to Hong Kong. An irritated Yip shoots two police patrols who ridicule him, unaware of their colleagues who return fire. Kwai is seized by the police at the home of his former follower, who has retired from the criminal world.

 

簡介: 1997年初,卓子強、葉國歡、季正雄互不相識,卻恰巧在同壹家酒樓出現。此後江湖上便風聲四起:香港犯罪史上最惡名昭彰的三大賊王,正密謀合作,做壹件驚天大案。眾人都以為他們要趁回歸前,成就犯罪界的最後輝煌。殊不知,身為主角的三人卻懵然不知。卓子強剛剛綁架富豪的兒子,不動刀槍卻成功勒索了數十億的天價贖金,犯罪事業已臻頂峰。不斷尋求挑戰的他已難再突破,卻無意中聽見了傳聞。本來只是壹笑置之,卻漸被這個想法吸引,為實現無中生有的驚天合作而不能自拔。想法慢慢變成癡迷,令他甘冒極大風險,也要把隱秘的葉國歡、季正雄找出來。壹幕警匪槍戰,葉國歡憑籍強大火力壓制警方包圍,亡命天涯,震動全城。面對天羅地網的封殺,他只能另謀發財大計,走私水貨電器。昔日八面威風,如今卻要卑躬屈膝,攏絡高官。生意財源滾滾,他卻在不斷壓抑自己。風聲傳來,沒多久便引爆了內心的嗔怒,毅然放棄壹切,重拾槍桿,要與卓子強會合。行事低調、小心謹慎是季正雄的屏障,作案規模雖然遠不及其餘二人,但多次行劫警方對他仍是壹無所知。小規模的行劫對他來說已是熟能生巧,風險甚微,但利潤也不多。謠言傳至,他雖知道三人合作利益必然豐厚,但起初仍克制自己,選擇無視。可是貪欲已被勾起,壹向極為謹慎的他也開始動搖。子虛烏有的謠言,竟漸漸成真。表面上,仿佛是傳聞令他們走在壹起;然而,卻更像是他們三人在各自的性格、欲望驅使下衍生的必然結局。樹大招風,本已全城矚目的三人漸行漸近,所謂的世紀合作,更似在引火燒身。

Length 時長: 103 Minutes

Director 導演: XIE Fei 謝飛

Casts 主演: NA Renhua, TENG Ger 娜仁花、腾格尔

Synopsis: A Mongolian Tale tells the story of two childhood sweethearts from their youth into their adulthood as set on the Mongolian steppes. Nai Nai (Dalarsurong), an old Mongolian woman is living with her orphaned granddaughter, Someyer, when she accepts into her home a boy, Beiyinpalica, whose mother has died and father cannot care for. Though raised as a brother and sister, Somiya and Beiyinpalica grow close. As Beiyinpalica is about to enter adulthood, his father suddenly writes and orders him into the city to study veterinary science. He leaves but promises Someyer that he will marry her when he returns. While in the city, Beiyinpalica also becomes a student of music. When he returns three years later, he discovers that Someyer has become pregnant by another man. Heartbroken, he leaves once more. Twelve years later, Beiyinpalica has become a celebrated folk singer. Someyer, meanwhile, has born four sons and one daughter, though she is generally neglected by her drunken husband. Back home, Beiyinpalica suddenly finds himself in the position of being a father-figure for the girl.

 

簡介:十多年前,年幼的白音寶力格因母親去世,被送到草原上的遠親奶奶家,與六歲的索米雅一起長大。在奶奶的調教下,白音寶力格很快成了牧民的孩子,並得到了一只黑馬駒。後來,奶奶提出讓白音寶力格和索米雅訂親,于是,在白音寶力格被選去參加獸醫學習班的前夕,二人表白了心意,並約定白音寶力格回來後便結婚。但四年過去了,白音寶力格回來後卻發現索米雅懷上另一青年希拉的孩子,憤怒的白音寶力格與希拉大出打手,而後痛苦得離開了奶奶和索米雅……十年後,成爲歌手的白音寶力格回到故鄉草原,尋找失散多年的奶奶和索米雅,而索米雅的私生女其其格接待了他,並告訴他關于黑駿馬的夢想。後來,白音寶力格受到了索米雅與丈夫達瓦倉的熱情接待,白音寶力格在夜談中知道了往事,百感交集。白音寶力格從索米雅忙碌、操勞而又幸福的身影中看到了奶奶的身影,他帶著對過去和對人生的新認識離開了。

 

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