《夜》 The Night

《夜》剧照1

《夜》

The Night

2014 | 95 min | 周豪 Zhou Hao

剧情长片 Feature Film

编剧 Screenwriter

周豪 Zhou Hao

主演 Cast

周豪 Zhou Hao,刘潇潇Liu Xiaoxiao,李晋康Li Jinkang,周丰琦 Zhou Fengqi, 莫欢 Mo Huan

制片人 Producer

周豪 Zhou Hao

摄影 Cinematographer

杨占文 Yang Zhanwen

对白语言 Language

中文 Chinese

字幕 Subtitles

中英 Chinese, English

制作机构 Production Group

来路影视工作室 Next Way Studios

 

故事梗概 Synopsis

《夜》讲述城市入夜后发生在一个男妓,一个妓女,和另一个隐瞒身份的神秘男生,以及嫖客之间的故事。晚上的小巷变得与白日两样,各色人物都在夜色中生长了出来。男妓无名,可他却像希腊神话中爱上自己影子的美貌少年那喀索斯,即使职业如此,也是深深的恋慕着镜中的自己。在遇到了一个名叫水仙的妓女时,随口编撰了名字:夜来香。时日渐走,水仙对他生产了不该酿造的情感,但是对于一个有着“水仙”性格的夜来香而言,他人于他也只是他人。兴致来时,夜来香会带人去他的秘密之地:高速路上的隧道,在那里他不再是卖主,而成了顾客。神秘男生也被他带去过,可是这个神秘人物却说他“当然不是了”。夜色没有想象的仔细,它的疏忽生育了不该产下的结果,而夜来香或许就是一直不透露身份的男子的原因。

《夜》剧照2

A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance and, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment to wait in a poorly-lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of his age who’s new to this part of town. They flirt and wander the streets, toy with the idea of renting their bodies out to each other, and name themselves after flowers: he calls himself Tuberose and she, Narcissus. The strangers they follow remain faceless—until Rose, a one-night stand, falls in love with Tuberose. With help from Narcissus, Rose uses all his charm to try to win over the young sex worker. Although Tuberose responds with cool reserve, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to remain aloof. In this visually impressive, sensual film debut in which the director also plays the leading role, twenty-one-year-old filmmakerZhou Hao demonstrates all the poetic intensity of a Jean Genet in describing these three misfits’ mutual search for intimacy. The love songs of Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng help the protagonist get in touch with his locked-away emotions.

 

导演简历 Bio-Filmography of Director

周豪1992年生于中国重庆。成长于普通的工人家庭。自幼对艺术有着浓厚兴趣。高中时对更着迷于文学,音乐和电影艺术。高中毕业考入理工大学的艺术系,学习广播电视编导专业,大一下学期开始尝试短片创作。大二开始筹拍电影《夜》,和同学成立了小型剧组,最终花费数百元完成影片拍摄,影片在大三时完成全部制作。

周豪导演照

Zhou Hao was born in 1992 in Chongqing. He was born into a working class family. Since he was a child, he has had a strong interest in the arts. Later, in high school, it became more obvious that literature, music and film art were to a part of his life. As he wanted to pursue his passion, he has since September, 2011 been studying RTA (Radio and Television Arts) in the School of Media at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

In recent years, Zhou Hao has discovered a way to realize himself as an artist: produce films. For him, film can be a perfect combination of art, literature, music and photography. Since then, he has directed several short narratives. While making those short narratives, he decided to challenge himself by making a feature film. Thus appears his first feature film The Night.

In recognition of his talent, The Nighthas been selected for screening at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

 

导演阐述 Director’s Statement

起初想根据希腊神话那喀索斯(Narcissus),希腊神话中爱上自己影子的美貌少年,改编一部现代版的有关自恋性格特征的故事,故事的结尾如神话中所讲述那样投水自杀。最后经过思考,构想,选择和演变之后,故事发展成了一个发生在夜晚的几个边缘人物的故事。虽然最初的构想被改得面目全非,但故事中关于“水仙”“自恋情节”的象征从影片开始贯穿始终。

《夜》剧照3

The initial idea was inspired by the story of Narcissus in Greek mythology. The story is about a beautiful boy who falls in love with his own reflection, then falls in the river. I wanted to do a modern adaptation of this story, exploring the type of narcissistic personality trait that leads to suicide by drowning. With thoughtful planning, organization of ideas and careful selection, the story has evolved into a treatment of several marginal figures with passing interactions with one another throughout the night. Although the initial idea has changed beyond recognition, the idea of Narcissus and narcissistic situations were nonetheless carried out magically throughout the film.

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