无法无天 No Law No Heaven

导演:许善棋
编剧:许善棋
主演:黄嗣舜、詹成钧、黎伟森、威尔·克罗斯
制片人:许善棋、黄汝乐
摄影:贺翔
类型:剧情短片
时长:23分52秒
完成时间:2020
对白语言:粤语、英语
字幕:英语
地区:美国,中国香港
制片公司:许善棋制作

Director: Kristi Hoi
Screenwriter: Kristi Hoi
Cast: Torio Wong, Jam Shing Kwan, Dick Lei, Will Cross
Producer: Kristi Hoi
Cinematographer: Xiang He
Genre: Drama short film
Length: 23min52s
Year: 2020
Dialogue: Cantonese, English
Subtitles: English
Region: USA, Hong Kong China
Production Company: Kristi Hoi Productions

故事梗概 Synopsis

香港,臭名昭著的九龙寨城,一位名叫明的男人经历了三个插曲,深陷东亚传统的他努力寻找着自己的身份认同。

The life of a man named Ming in three vignettes as he navigates his sexual identity amidst tradition in Hong Kong’s notorious Kowloon Walled City.

导演介绍 Director Biography

许善棋是加利福尼亚州洛杉矶市的获奖作家、导演、电影制作人和艺术家。她/他的最新电影《无法无天》在世界各地的电影节上映,并获得了2021的学生奥斯卡奖、捷蓝聚焦特色学生电影制作人奖,并获得英国电影学院学生奖提名。她/他最近毕业于加州大学洛杉矶分校艺术硕士导演课程,并持有萨凡纳艺术与设计学院序列艺术与声音设计专业的美术学士学位。作为一名职业艺术家和天生的讲故事的人,许善棋的作品以二元性、家庭和身份认同为主题,以特殊环境中的普通人为切入点,潜入生动的现实世界里。

Kristi Hoi is an award-winning writer-director, filmmaker, and artist from Los Angeles, California. Their most recent film, No Law, No Heaven, has screen in festivals all over the world and is a winner of the 2021 Student Academy Award, the JetBlue Focus Features Student Filmmaker Award, and was nominated for a BAFTA Student Award. She is a recent graduate of the UCLA MFA directing program and holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Sequential Art and Sound Design. As an artist by trade and a storyteller by nature, their work is a deep dive into vivid worlds featuring themes of duality, family and identity, featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

导演阐述 Director Statement

《无法无天》的核心是一部关于身份的电影;想象和概念化自我的恐惧,在家庭、责任和传统之间做出不可能的选择,或者选择关注自我,真实地、毫无约束地去生活,去爱。无法无天,这是一种全新的探索方式,它审视了中国传统文化、对社会的顺从和孝顺的家庭责任观,与之形成鲜明对比的是西方酷儿的观念,相较于原生家庭选择建立新的家庭,并遵从真实的自我。

通过这部电影,我真的很想探索一个家庭中常见的自我抹除行为。通常我们看到的是一个为了孩子和家人牺牲的家长形象,但我想把它倒过来,展示一个为家人牺牲一切的孩子,他甚至没有意识到自己正在经历的痛苦。通过《无法无天》,我试图揭开九龙寨城的神秘面纱,以一个生活在这个非同寻常的地方的普通人的生活为中心,与我的香港血统联系起来。

No Law, No Heaven, at its heart, is a film about identity; visualizing and conceptualizing my own fears of making an impossible choice between family, duty, and tradition, or choosing to care for yourself and to live and love authentically and without constraint. No Law, No Heaven is an expression of exploration, viewing cultural Chinese tradition, conformity, and filial concepts of duty to one’s family in contrast to queer Western concepts of rejecting one’s family for a found family and championing of the authentic self.

With this film, I really wanted to explore the very common act of self-erasure for one’s family. Where usually we see a parent figure sacrificing for their children and family but I wanted to flip that around and show a child who sacrificed everything for their family who did not even know the pain they were going through. No Law, No Heaven is my attempt to connect with my Hong Kong heritage by demystifying the Kowloon Walled City and centering the life of one ordinary man living in this extraordinary place.

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