黄蜂鲨鱼贩卖机 Wasps, Sharks & Vending Machines

导演:林勤之
编剧:林勤之
主演:丹尼尔·奈特、肖恩·斯通
制片人:约翰·萨默维尔
摄影:布兰登·哈维
类型:剧情短片
时长:7分
完成时间:2021
对白语言:英语
字幕:中英
地区:英国
制片公司:Screentone第七艺术工作室

Director: Kew Lin
Screenwriter: Kew Lin
Cast: Daniel Knight, Shaun Stone
Producer: John Somerville
Cinematographer: Brendan Harvey
Genre: Narrative Short
Length: 7min
Year: 2021
Dialogue: English
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Region: UK
Production Company: Screentone

故事梗概 Synopsis

在伦敦泰晤士河旁的一间酒馆里,自命清高的心理医生讲了三则分别关于黄蜂、鲨鱼和自动贩卖机的奇闻轶事,来数落自己讨嫌的病人。但心理医生自身的心结,又由谁来解?

A seemingly mundane conversation in a London jazz bar compels an arrogant psychologist to face up to his own phobia.

导演介绍 Director Biography

林勤之(生于1988年)是一位新加坡籍华人导演,经常到各国拍摄与文化、人类学有关的调研纪录片,某日决定孤注一掷追求电影生涯。短片作品包括:

【断舍离】(Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, SeaShorts)

【宠物与晚餐】(65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen)

Kew Lin is a Singaporean writer-director with the attitude of a contrarian and an obsession for absurdity. He has recently co-written British feature film Love Possibly, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival.

  • Of Pets & Dinner (65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen)
  • Uncle Goose Waits For A Phone Call (Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, SeaShorts)

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3321204/

导演阐述 Director Statement

一个人表现自命清高,或是扛着一副臭脾气,有时候不过是虚张声势,来蔽匿自己的不自信。「黄蜂鲨鱼贩卖机」正是一部描述一位心理医生五十步笑百步,最终尝试走出自己阴影的一个小故事。我希望观众通过短片看到自己或身边的人的影子,并产生共鸣。很多时候我们会有焦虑––甚至恐惧。但是,作茧虽可自缚,化茧便能成蝶。

新加坡政府在2022年终于废除了第377A条刑法,男同志之间的性行为不再被视为“猥亵”,并且除罪化。我们政府公开地正视这个课题,非常难得,可谓在文明的道路上迈进了一大步。所以我特别希望大家趁着这个势头,继续讲自己以往不敢讲的故事,把它们呈现出来,化茧成蝶。

Shot by the River Thames in London, “Wasps, Sharks & Vending Machines” is a chamber piece about facing one’s irrational fear — something so unnecessary yet so palpable — something that we all want to conceal with a huge amount of bravado and anger.

Jarvis is an eloquent raconteur who is quick to criticise the irrational fears of others, while Connor patiently challenges and dismantles his ramblings. I think all of us can see ourselves in either one of the two characters.

Through the three quirky anecdotes presented in “Wasps, Sharks & Vending Machines”, I hope that my audience can think about how our fears are nothing more than a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth, and that a listening ear must never be mistaken for docility.

Section 377A is a law in my hometown of Singapore that criminalises sex between consenting male adults — and it has been repealed this year. It is one of the only times, if not the only time, that our government addressed the topic of homosexuality to his people. There is possibly no better time than now to tell even more queer-themed stories, and normalise the subject in the world of cinema!

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