无偶之家,往事之城 Scars on Memory

无偶之家,往事之城 Scars on Memory

 

无偶之家,往事之城  Scars on Memory
片长(Length): 54 mins
完成时间(Year): 2005
导演(Director):陈俊志Mickey Chen

故事梗概:

警花是个警察男同志,一辈子寻觅真爱,你知道的,「易得无价宝,难得有情郎」那一型的。警花在汉士三温暖钓到了老公,找到真爱,不料出现了悲剧性的逆转,男人得癌症死了。汉士三温暖余老板余夫人和蒋姨这群老姊妹想尽一切办法帮警花。另一对同志伴侣是种生和怡谋。种生因病过世后,家人约略知道怡谋和种生的关系,并不说破,整个出殡仪式,怡谋的身份是种生的「义弟」。怡谋十分感谢他的家人,他因此得以手捧种生的骨灰坛,扶旗招魂。一个生命的消逝,陪葬的是伴侣的眼泪,和逝去的青春。
「无偶之家,往事之城」为同志纪录片导演陈俊志长期蹲点五年记录了台湾同志族群里,弱势中的弱势─中老年同志的真实生活与生命史。影片以真实的笔触刻画出台湾族群历史中鲜少被关注的老年同志的生命处境。片中最叫人动容的是经由长期跟摄,同志历经丧偶,走过悲伤的心路历程,在过去主流历史书写中从未被关心过的生命议题,在「无偶之家,往事之城」这部纪录片中娓娓道来。影片中更处处流露同志族群在台湾社会史中被消音噤声的「少数者」「小众」的边缘发声,自我重新定义弱势族群历史观──由片中翔实呈现主流媒体/历史书写忽略的台北市警方暴力临检同志健身房AG事件,及后续引发的大法官释宪保障人民权益,可以看出独立影像往往是民间社会真实人民力量的展现。

Synopsis:

《Scars on Memory》 is Taiwanese queer documantarist Mickey Chen’s soothing and melancholy epilogue of his queer trilogy, which includes the famous 《Boys for Beauty》 in 1999 and that somehow controversial lesbian piece 《Memorandum on Happiness》 in 2003.
In 《Scars on Memory》, Mickey Chen parallels and interweaves two gay love stories in a pretty diaspora and literary way.  Continuing his thematic focus on constructing generational perception and visibility of Taiwanese gay population, this time Mickey Chen brings on two fabulous and vivid ‘gay senior citizens’–Madame Yu and Auntie Jiang.  The two sad and touching love stories are told and remembered by Madame Yu and Auntie Jiang in a hilarious but also teary atmosphere.
Most significant of all, this documentary creates the infinite and indefinite aroma similar to 《Flowers of Shanghai》.
Beholders would perhaps forget about the numerous names, faces, words in this film, but the profound and tender  love for the dead and the begones would never be forgotten.

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