Themed film salon curated by student: Stories of Family, Stories of Self
Dates: 15/10, 22/10, 29/10, 05/11 (Mon)
Time: 18:15 – 21:30
Venue: D2-LP-05, Tai Po Campus, EdUHK
Language: (film) Japanese/Cantonese/Mandarin/English/Penang Hokkien/Tagalog with English subtitles; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual – Chinese & English

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (CPCH) is looking for fellow movie lovers at EdUHK, who enjoy viewing and analyzing films, and would like to help this platform grow. The upcoming film salon with the theme“Stories of Faimly, Stories of Self” will begin on 15/10 (Monday) with After the Storm by Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu. For the films that follows, please refer to the following:


這是由學生所策劃的電影沙龍,現邀請教大電影愛好者逢星期一與我們一起欣賞和分析電影。本次電影沙龍的主題為「從家族故事中尋找自我」,我們將首先於 10 月 15 日(星期一)放映由日本導演是枝裕和所執導的《比海還深》,而往後之片單則詳列如下:


1. After the Storm(Japan) by Koreeda Hirokazu | 是枝裕和,《比海還深》(日本)
2. Song of the Exile (Hong Kong) by Ann Hui |  許鞍華,《客途秋恨》(香港)
3. You Mean the World to Me(Malaysia) by Saw Teong Hin | 蘇忠興,《海墘新路》(馬來西亞)
4. Ilo Ilo (Singapore) by Anthony Chen | 陳哲藝,《爸媽不在家》(新加坡)


After the Storm《比海還深》


Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes any money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely make ends meet or pay child support for his son. He makes extra money by offering his own services to the detective agency’s clients, in the name of “getting inspired.” After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki) seems to be moving on with her life with hobbies with the local elderly ladies. Ryota is trying to get back with his ex-wife Kyoko (Yoko Maki), who has grown tired of Ryota’s excuses for his continual failure to pay child support and threatens to stop letting him spend time with their young son, Shingo (Taiyo Yoshizawa). Ryota is aware that Kyoko has a new boyfriend and fears her remarriage will end his relationship with Shingo. In a stormy summer night sheltered at his mother’s home with his family, Ryota attempts to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in Shingo’s life.


雙失中年良多(阿部寬 飾)自十五年前拿過文學獎後就陷入創作危機,沉迷賭博,現在淪落到兼職做偵探,自欺欺人說「為小說找靈感」,其實是搵兩餐。在屋邨獨居的老媽(樹林希林 飾)眼見兒子鬱鬱不得志,不禁傷感,但仍對他抱有希望。良多唯一的幸福,是每月一次與兒子的會面。當他發現前妻(真木陽子 飾)有了新男友後,他更渴望跟妻兒破鏡重圓。一夜颱風突然殺到,四口子被迫重聚屋簷下,四分五裂的家在暴風雨後有何領悟?本片入圍康城影展「一種關注」單元。


Hirokazu Kore’eda 是枝 裕和


Hirokazu Kore’eda is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, includingNobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), and After the Storm (2016). He won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival forLike Father, Like Son and won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival forShoplifters.


是枝裕和,日本電影導演、編劇、製作人,早年從事記錄片拍攝,題材多具社會關懷、充滿人文主義色彩,第一部劇情片─《幻之光》(1995),使其獲得威尼斯影展最佳導演獎,《無人知曉的夏日清晨》(2004)、《橫山家之味》(2008) 使其藍絲帶獎最佳導演,《我的意外爸爸》(2013) 獲得坎城影展評審團獎,其新作《小偷家族》(2018)入選第 71 屆康城影展主競賽片項目,最後獲得金棕櫚獎。


No registration required and we look forward to seeing you at the salons soon.


*All sessions are intended for purposes of giving or receiving instruction through film analysis and commentary among students and teachers.

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