过家家 Play House

导演:曹昕怡
编剧:曹昕怡
主演:李秀怡 聂侨 刘奕凯
制片人:沈涟涟 张含蕊 李雨可
摄影:黄慧怡
类型:剧情短片
时长:26分25秒
完成时间:2022
对白语言:中文
字幕:中英
地区:中国大陆
制片公司:上海一角米文化传播有限公司

Director: Xinyi Cao (Zoey Cao)
Screenwriter: Xinyi Cao (Zoey Cao)
Cast: Xiuyi Li, Nie Qiao, Yikai Liu
Producer: Lianlian Shen, Hanrui Zhang, Brielle Yuke Li
Cinematographer: Huiyi Huang
Genre: Feature Short
Length: 26min25s
Year: 2022
Dialogue: Chinese
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Region: China
Production Company: Shanghai YiJiaoMi Cultural Communication Ltd. Co.

故事梗概 Synopsis

小林和传玉在日常生活之余,从事福利姬的软色情行业补贴家用。她们在一起生活,既像姐妹又像情人。某天要求“线下定制”服务的男人,雇佣她们扮演他为期十三天的女儿和妻子。随着日子的推进,三人的关系逐渐变得紧张。小林反感传玉以温顺人妻的角色与男人发生性关系,传玉也并不喜欢小林和男人之间父女乱伦式的肢体亲密。传玉在卧室发现了一枚钻戒,需要钱的她对此贪恋不已。然而她们依然努力试图不在这场游戏中失去自我,也在厨房互相亲吻、安慰和做爱。这导致了男人在晚餐中发现了她们的阴毛,他愤怒地沉默。在扮演的最后一天,男人把钻戒给了传玉,宣称这是他们的结婚纪念日礼物,并在“扮演”中完成了谋杀妻女的剧情,幕布落下。这场游戏结束后,小林和传玉的关系似乎也发生了某种隐秘的变质。两人扭打在一起,此时画外男人喊“卡”,剧组的喧哗声传来。传玉摘下钻戒丢在一边,两个女人犹豫着,叹了口气,拥抱彼此。

Aside from odd jobs, Xiao Lin and Chuan Yu work in the soft porn industry for extra income. They live together like sisters and lovers at the same time. One day, a man who requires customized service hires them to play as his wife and daughter for thirteen days. Over the course, however, the relationship among them grows tense. Xiao Lin is disgusted by Chuan Yu having sex with the man as a sweet and passive wife. Chuan Yu dislikes the incest-like intimacy between the man and Xiao Lin as his daughter. One day, Chuan Yu finds a diamond ring in the bedroom, and covets the ring due to being short of money. Xiao Lin and Chuan Yu still try to be themselves in this complicated play.  They kiss, comfort, and make love to each other in the kitchen. The man is speechless with rage after finding female pubic hair in his dinner. On the very last day, the man gives the ring to Chuan Yu as an anniversary gift and ‘murdered’ his wife and daughter in this playhouse game. The curtain falls. After the roleplay, the relationship between Xiao Lin and Chuan Yu seems to rot. They start to wrestle as a voice-over suddenly interrupts: ‘Cut!’Then there comes the noise from an invisible film crew. Chuan Yu takes off the ring and tosses it aside. Irresolutely, two women hug each other with a sigh.

导演介绍 Director Biography

曹昕怡,中国传媒大学影视摄影与制作专业学生。担任剧情长片《流水无尽》联合编剧,剧情长片《常娥》联合编剧与摄影指导,并进入第九届重庆青年影展,第二届沈阳影展,第十六届意大利卢卡电影节,第11届巴西Balneário Camboriú国际电影节,Odyssey英国华语电影展,多次参与中国大陆线下放映与最大的华语独立电影流媒体平台CathayPlay线上放映。曾导演、编剧短片作品《生吞》、《一次流产》、《后台对话》。曾获上海市作家协会文学新秀选拔总冠军,上海市诗歌创作大赛一等奖。

Zoey Cao majors in Film & Television Photography and Production at Communication University of China. She is the co-writer of the drama feature, Drifted In Life, co-writer and Director of Photography of the drama feature, Chang’E. The films entered the 9th Chongqing Youth Film Festival, the 2nd Shenyang Film Festival, the 16th Lucca Film Festival, the 11th FICBC – Balneário Camboriú International Film Festival, Odyssey UK-China Film Festival, multiple in-person screenings in mainland China, and the biggest independent Chinese films streaming platform, CathayPlay.  She directed and wrote multiple short films, Devour, An Abortion, and A Backstage Conversation. She has won the general champion of the selection of new literary talent by Shanghai Writers Association, the first prize in Shanghai Poetry Creation Competition.

导演阐述 Director Statement

在软色情行业中,不乏各种各样的角色扮演和出租身体。这让我重新思考起了日常生活中真实与虚假的边界,以及原生家庭的权力秩序对人的影响。我很质疑现代家庭的父权制网络,甚至说经常想去做一些“反叛”的事情,因为很多时候对于女性来说,这种内部关系的束缚很难摆脱。所以我希望能用于一种近似于邪典式的女性主义视角,来拍摄我的短片。小林和传玉在这场家庭扮演中,处在真实与虚假的缝隙之间。她们有时是她们自己,有时被迫处在妻子和女儿的身份之下。并且这妻女的身份也并不纯正,夹杂着男人对她们作为福利姬的性幻想。在这几重的分裂中,她们之间原初乌托邦式的关系被打破了。

通过这样的“扮演”,我希望能够让观众有一种被什么东西撞倒的感觉。希望我们能够去质疑:这就是所谓的家庭幸福吗?亦或者我们所谓的“邪典”,只不过是被主流的生活所掩盖的那部分。或者说,真假之间的界限在如今已经并不明确,甚至也不是一条重要的界限了。在这样一场扮演之后,有些事情是可以变得虚伪的,可以以媚态的形式,装出摹写真诚的样子。她们之间的关系悄悄地变质了,因为这种对于真假的质疑会频繁地引发猜忌……总而言之,我希望这部短片能够以女性主义的表达,质疑一些社会建构:希望我们感受到哪怕一秒钟的困惑,对抗一些看起来的“理所当然”。

In the sex industry, there is no lack of role-playing and body renting, which makes me reflect on the boundary between truth and falsehood in our daily lives, and the impact left by the family of origin.

Xiao Lin and Chuan Yu are placed in the gap between truth and fiction in this family role-play. Sometimes they are themselves, sometimes they are forced to act like wife and daughter. Being torn apart, their original utopian relationship is eroded. Through this ‘Playhouse‘, I hope we could question: is this patriarchal family happiness? Or, the boundary becomes blurry and non-significant nowadays?

In brief, I hope this short film could challenge some social construction with a feminism delivery. As long as we feel confused, even for a minute, that is a rebellion against things we taken for granted.

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