TAIPEI DAD, NEW YORK MOM (UNFINISHED)
《台北爸爸紐約媽媽(未完成)》

Australian Premiere 澳洲首映
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Directed by Mickey Chen 陳俊志 | 2019 | 55 mins|UNCL 15+

In Mandarin with English subtitles | 中文發音,英文字幕

Awards 獎項

2021 Taiwan International Documentary Festival

第12屆 台灣國際紀錄片影展

 

2019 Golden Horse Film Festival

第56屆 金馬影展

 

Mickey Chen is an iconic queer filmmaker and activist from Taiwan. He has been making documentaries since the late 90s including the queer trilogy: BOYS FOR BEAUTY (1999), MEMORANDUM ON HAPPINESS  (2003), and SCARS ON MEMORY (2005). Chen’s autobiography of the same title won multiple literary awards in Taiwan and was adapted into a stage play in 2012.  

 

Over the years, Chen has been filming his family to make a documentary based on his autobiography from childhood to coming out as gay and his relationship with his family. Sadly, Chen passed away from cardiogenic shock in 2018, leaving this ambitious work uncompleted. It was finally gathered by his long-time friend director Yang Li-Chou to create this emotional memorial piece which allows the audiences to enjoy Chen’s artistic creations one final time. 

 

已故同志作家暨導演陳俊志的遺世影像,由同名自傳小說發展而成,亦曾改編為舞台劇。由金馬影后楊貴媚獻聲朗誦,粗剪破碎片段可見完整輪廓,只是來不及瑰麗先黯淡。這部反身、探索個體與家庭、跨國的生命記事將不朽保存於影像中。

 

五十五分鐘裡,陳俊志用手持的搖晃影像拼湊分裂的家庭,緬懷早逝的姐姐,尋求保守父親對同志的認同,遊走在台、美二地記錄雙邊親族,小故事中說盡人生的喜怒哀樂。

SCREENING DATES 放映場次

 

SYD | SAT 30 JULY 4.30PM

MEL | SAT 30 JULY 5.40PM

With Short Film HOMEBOUND

 

BRN | SAT 6 AUG 5PM

With Short Film TANK FAIRY 《桶妝仙女》

 

CAN | SAT 13 AUG 4PM

With Short Film TANK FAIRY 《桶妝仙女》