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SNOW IN MIDSUMMER
《五月雪》

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE  澳洲首映
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Directed by Chong Keat-Aun 張吉安 | 2023 | Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore

116 mins | UNCL 15+

 

In Cantonese, Hokkien and Malay, with Chinese and English subtitles

粵語、閩南語和馬來語發音,中英文字幕

Awards 獎項

2023 Venice Film Festival — Musa Cinema & Arts Award Special Mention

第80屆威尼斯影展 — 電影藝術獎特別提及

 

2023 Taipei Golden Horse Awards — Best Sound Effect

第60屆金馬獎 — 最佳音效

 

2023 Taipei Golden Horse Awards — Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Film Song 

第60屆金馬獎 — 入圍最佳劇情片、導演、女配角、改編劇本、攝影、造型設計、原創電影音樂、原創電影歌曲

2024 Hong Kong International Film Festival — Firebird Awards Best Film 

第48屆香港國際電影節 — 火鳥大獎 最佳電影

Critically acclaimed Malaysian director Chong Keat-Aun (The Story of Southern Islet, 2020) returns with a powerful and emotional sophomore feature. This poignant film delves into the tumultuous events of Malaysian history, notably the 13 May incident in 1969.

With meticulous attention to historical accuracy, Director Chong immerses viewers in this tragic chapter of the nation's past, drawing from authentic events, documents, and personal narratives. Through evocative cinematography that transcends time and space, and a poetic sound design that echoes the enduring wounds of the forgotten, SNOW IN MIDSUMMER leaves an indelible mark on memory.

On May 13th, 1969, Sumei and her daughter Eng were captivated by Chinese Opera at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, while Kooi and his son attended the Majestic Theatre. Suddenly, violence erupted at the theatre, with news spreading through the radio as the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law. Escaping with her mother, Eng never saw her father and brother again. Nearly half a century later, Eng continues to seek closure, following elusive traces amidst the echoes of history and culture for the tumultuous embrace of family and memory.

《南巫》的導演張吉安以家鄉為背景,以傳統戲曲為載體,一鳴驚人地直面當地歷史及政治禁忌,試圖透過影像重新建構轉型正義之必要。作品依據真實事件、文獻和社區個人敘述,透過引人入勝的跨時空攝影技術和回響被遺忘者深刻創傷的詩意音響設計,《五月雪》深深烙印在觀眾心中。

 

1969年5月13日,為了慶祝拿督公神誕,八歲女孩阿英隨母前往吉隆坡半山芭的某戲台,觀看關於竇兒冤的戲曲,而她的父兄則在大華戲院觀影。突如其來的暴動在戲院內外爆發,消息透過廣播迅速傳開,隨後首相宣布進入緊急狀態並實施戒嚴法令。阿英與母親侥幸逃生,卻再也未見到父親和兄長。近半個世紀後,阿英仍在尋找答案,追溯家族的蛛絲馬跡,穿越歷史和文化動盪的迴響,尋求內心的安頓。

SESSIONS 放映場次

SYD: SUN 28 JULY | 2:00PM

MEL: SUN 8 SEP | 1:45PM

  • 28 July 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:11 pm AEST
    Sydney Event Cinemas George St, 505/525 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
    Directed by Chong Keat-Aun 張吉安 I 2023 I Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore | I 116 mins I UNCL 15+ In Cantonese, Hokkien and Malay, with Chinese and English subtitles I 粵語、閩南語和馬來語發音,中英文字幕 screening with short film: CHUFF CHUFF CHUFF《轟隆轟隆轟隆》
  • 08 Sept 2024, 1:45 pm – 3:56 pm AEST
    Melbourne The Jam Factory , 500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
    Directed by Chong Keat-Aun 張吉安 I 2023 I Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore | I 116 mins I UNCL 15+ In Cantonese, Hokkien and Malay, with Chinese and English subtitles I 粵語、閩南語和馬來語發音,中英文字幕 screening with short film: CHUFF CHUFF CHUFF《轟隆轟隆轟隆》
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