TSAI MING-LIANG SHORT FILMS SELECTION
導演蔡明亮短片單元

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THE NIGHT 《良夜不能留》

Australian Premiere 澳洲首映

 

Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang 蔡明亮|2021|19 mins |UNCL G

 

2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 

第56屆 捷克卡羅威瓦利國際影展

 

2021 Venice International Film Festival – Out of Competition (Short Films)

第78屆 威尼斯影展 – 入圍非競賽短片單元

 

2021 Golden Horse Film Festival  – Nominated for Best Short Documentary 

第58屆 金馬獎 – 入圍最佳短片紀錄片 

 

Under the neon light of a quiet street of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Director Tsai documented the city's ambience of the aftermath in 2019. The Night was inspired by the same-titled Chinese song from the 1940s. As Tsai hums during the filming, the lyrics of the song echoes: "The beautiful night is slipping away, I hate to see you go." 

 

鍾愛華語老歌的蔡明亮,點播一首〈良夜不能留〉,迴盪在他所見的當代都市斷垣,在公民運動後,以他的方式追憶香港的逝水年華。由十幾組無情節和因果關係的鏡頭組成,從殘留活動海報的斑駁牆壁,到街道上霓虹燈映照下的宣傳語塗鴉。


 

THE MOON AND THE TREE 《月亮樹》

Australian Premiere 澳洲首映

Directed by 蔡明亮Tsai Ming-Liang|2021|34 mins|UNCL G

 

2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

第56屆 捷克卡羅威瓦利國際影展

 

2022 Jeonju International Film Festival

第23屆 韓國全州國際影展

 

2021 Taipei Film Festival 

第23屆 台北電影節

 

THE MOON AND THE TREE is a poetic observation art capturing the life of Lee Pei-Jing, who has been paralysed for more than 40 years. The documentary is filled with personal sentiment and simplicity of life which transcend the societal perception of a person with disability. 

 

The second part of the documentary features Chang Feng, a well-known actor from the mid-90s who sadly passed away at the age of 98 in early 2022. 

 

拍攝年長藝人常楓和李佩菁日常生活的紀錄片,極簡中帶有詩意。如同蔡明亮過去的慢電影,當觀者和影像時空合為一體,紀錄或劇情片標籤不再是束縛,戲劇行動不再是必要,每個停格的空氣流動和時間過去的溫度變化,也是電影的一部分。

 

行動不便的李佩菁,在幫傭的協助下,從床上翻身,坐上輪椅,進入浴廁梳洗化妝,飯後復健,接著練唱;拄著拐杖的常楓一跛一跛穿過幽闃的長廊,站在戶外樹下凝思。時間很慢,也過得很快。

 

A CONVERSATION WITH GOD《與神對話》

Australian Premiere 澳洲首映

Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang 蔡明亮 | 2001 | 30 mins|UNCL 18+

 

2001 Venice Film Festival

第68屆 威尼斯影展

 

2001 Toronto International Film Festival

第26屆 加拿大多倫多國際影展

 

2001 Thessaloniki Film Festival

第42屆 希臘塞薩洛尼基國際影展

 

2001 International Film Festival Rotterdam

第30屆 荷蘭鹿特丹國際影展

 

As part of the Jeonju Digital Project by Jeonju International Film Festival in 2001, Director Tsai was invited to make a short story using a DV camera. This work is one of Director Tsai's earliest documentaries. The film captures the spiritual medium's rituals including the Electric Flower Car with strippers performing for the dead and living. 

 

蔡導11年前的短片作品,2001年由韓國全州國際影展邀請加入「全州數位計畫」短片製作計畫,拿起DV數位攝影機拍攝乩童的儀式,而其中也包括傳統宗教儀式或喪事後會出現的電子花車習俗活動。蔡導早期的紀錄短片創作,重新修復於大螢幕呈現。罕見地觀察鄉村民俗,迥異於觀眾對他的冷冽都市主旋律印象。

SCREENING DATES 放映場次

 

SYD | SUN 31 JULY 4PM

With Short Film TANK FAIRY 《桶妝仙女》

 

MEL | SAT 30 JULY 1PM

With Short Film TANK FAIRY 《桶妝仙女》

 

BRN | SAT 6 AUG 11.30AM

With Short Film ISLANDER 《赤島》