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Screening and Discussion: “An Elephant Sitting Still”
放映及映後談:《大象席地而坐》
Date 日期:  03 Oct 2019
 
Time 時間: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Venue 地點: Rayson Huang Theatre
 
Summary 內容: Hu Bo (胡波) | China | 2018 | 235 min | In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

在一個中國北方小鎮的陰鬱天空下,四位主角的人生,交織在這個虛無與憤怒的悲哀故事裏。胡波編導的遺作《大象席地而坐》,記敘了傷痛而狼狽的一天,片中被生活逼得走投無路的三人,不約而同來到火車站,登上了開往滿洲里的長途車;據說,一隻馬戲團大象在那席地而坐。
青春的茫然、社會的壓迫,誠邀此刻也許身同感受的你,來經歷這個載有無數長鏡頭的四小時,一同探究世界與活着這兩個大課題。影評人家明與年青導演任俠將出席是次映後談。
本片榮獲台北金馬獎最佳劇情片、柏林電影節GWFF最佳新作特別表揚獎等獎項。

Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists’ lives are intertwined in this lugubrious tale of nihilistic rage. Loosely adapted from one of the two controversial novels Hu Bo wrote before his death, An Elephant Sitting Still takes place over the course of a single day in the industrial desolation of China’s Hebei province and collects four wayward souls into a decrepit mosaic. In the end, the characters board a long-distance bus toward Manchuria, where a circus elephant is said to be sitting still.
Hu expanded this four-hour tale into a vision of life. Film Critic Ka Ming and a young film director Rex Ren will join as discussants in the post-screening discussion.
This film won the Best Feature Film in Taipei Golden Horse Awards, and the GWFF Best First Feature Award Special Mention in Berlin International Film Festival.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gm6quW6Ukg

Language of Post-screening Discussion: Cantonese and Mandarin

Registration (HKU Students & Staff only):
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?UEID=67356


 
Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介: Ka Ming 家明
影評人

Rex Ren 任俠
畢業於香港演藝學院電影電視學院導演系。 憑短片《螻蟻》獲第11屆鮮浪潮國際短片節最佳導演、第12屆IFVA公開組金獎。曾任導演陳果編劇及副導演。2018年憑《紙皮婆婆》拍攝計劃奪得「金馬創投」百萬首獎。