大麦 Barley

大麦

Barley

导演|安德里亚·穆戈沙

编剧|安德里亚·穆戈沙

主演|蒙奇洛·奥塔塞维奇、米利沃耶·奥布拉多维奇、克里斯蒂娜·奥布拉多维奇

制片人|卡塔琳娜·卡斯特拉托维奇

摄影|内曼贾·达巴诺维奇

类型|短片

时长|18分20秒

完成时间|2021年

对白语言|塞尔维亚语

字幕|英文

地区|黑山

制片公司|KA制片公司

故事梗概

《大麦》讲述了一个决定为女儿施洗的父亲雅各布的一天生活。

在洗礼那天,他最好的朋友——未来的教父彼得来了。彼得的到来给这个家庭带来了不安,也使得他们之间的关系变得更加敏感。

在彼得到来的背后,隐藏着一个有关雅各布和他的生活真相的秘密。

身份动摇的雅各布试图坚持自己的“正确”道路,并认为这是正确的。在社会、制度和女性的引导下,他决定在教会中寻求救赎。然而彼得并没有放弃,而是刺激和考验雅各布,以免雅各布放弃,改变主意。随着事件不断发酵,影片达到了高潮,雅各布向彼得表达了他因焦虑而积聚的愤怒。

导演介绍

安德里亚·穆戈沙是艺术电影和剧集导演,也是采蒂涅戏剧艺术学院的硕士研究生。

他自编自导了6部剧情短片,其中两部在电影节脱颖而出并获奖,分别是《黎明》和《逆转》。

他参加了超过24个国家和地区的电影节,获得了诺维萨德电影前线最佳女演员特别奖,拉夫诺塞洛电影节最佳短片奖,以及都柏林独立电影节最佳导演的提名。

在获得学士学位后,他在采蒂涅的皇家切茨基剧院工作,担任公关部门的视频导演。一年后,他创办了一家名为KA Productions的制作公司。

在这家公司里,他导演、撰写或剪辑了许多形式的商业短片视频。

他凭借短片《逆转》赢得了新海尔采格的一项小型创投,并参加了萨格勒布电影节。

他是黑山电影中心出品的动画短片《塑料瓶》的作者之一。

他凭借短片《大麦》参加了 2021 年萨拉热窝电影节,该片在那里进行了全球首映。

导演阐述

写这个故事的动机来自于恐惧。新冠病毒的出现与政权更迭以来的30年。不管是好是坏,自20世纪90 年代的战争以来,我们的社会比以往任何时候都更加关注民族认同和分歧。我们一直在谈论身份认同:政治身份、民族身份、宗教身份。个人身份在哪里?我们是否在所有这些不同的身份中慢慢迷失。

作为一个最近与LGBTQ组织密切合作的人,我看到更多的是作为一名同性恋者,无论是否被认为是LGBTQ群体的一部分,却害怕自我认同的故事。在媒体、疫情和全球事件带来巨大恐惧和压迫的时期,人们非常容易让步而不会站出来,也不会向人群中伸出援手。顺应大多数人的规范和规则,才能更顺利地度过一生。

我们的故事讲述的就是这样一个人物,他对自己的身份充满恐惧和忧虑,为了顺利度过生活而躲藏起来。尽管同性婚姻在黑山已经合法,但迄今为止2年了,并没有任何一例同性婚姻发生。

问题在于,是躲在柜中还是从柜中出来更好?

Director|Andrija Mugoša

Screenwriter|Andrija Mugoša

Cast|Momčilo Otašević, Milivoje Obradović, Kristina Obradović

Producer|Katarina Kastratović

Cinematographer|Nemanja Dabanović

Genre|Short film

Length|18min20s

Year|2021

Dialogue|Serbian

Subtitles|English

Region|Montenegro

Production Company|KA Productions

Synopsis

Barley is the story of a day in the life of Jacob, a family man who decides to baptize his daughter.

On the day of baptism, Peter, the future godfather, his best friend arrives. Peter’s arrival brings unrest to the family and relationships become more uncomfortable.

Behind Peter’s arrival lies a secret truth about Jacob and his life.

Jacob, with a shaken identity, tries to stay on his “right” path, considering it right. Guided by society, the system and the woman, he decides to find salvation in the church. Yet Peter does not give up, provokes and challenges Jacob, lest Jacob give up and change his mind. By grading the events, we come to a culmination in which Jacob expresses his anger accumulated with anxiety on Peter.

Director Biography

Spec. Art. Film and TV director, student of master studies in faculty of dramatic arts Cetinje.

He has directed and written 6 short feature films, two of which stand out with festivals and awards.

Praskozorje/Dawn and Rikverc/Reverse.

He has participated in more than 24 regional, international film festivals. Won a special award for best actress at the Novi Sad Film Front, Best Short Film – Ravno Selo Film Festival, nomination for Best Director Dublin Independent Film Festival.

After B. A degree works at Royal Theater Zetski dom, Cetinje – as a video director for public relations. A year later, he founded a production company KA productions.

With the company he directed, written or edited a lot of short commercials video forms.

He is the winner of the Herceg Novi mini-pitch for the short film Rikverc, with which he also participates in the Zagreb Film Festival.

One of the authors of the short animated film “Plastic Bottle“, Film Center of Montenegro.

With Barley, he participated in the Sarajevo Film festival 2021, where the film had a world premiere.

Director’s Statement

The motivation for writing this story comes from fear. Along with Covide 19 virus in our country after exactly 30 years the government changed. Not going into whether it’s good or bad, since the 1990s war, our society has been preoccupied with national identities and divides that characterize these days even more than ever. We are constantly talking about identity, political identity, national identity, religious identity. Where is the personal identity? Are we slowly getting lost and disappearing among all these different identities.

As someone who has recently worked closely with lgbtq groups, I am more presented with stories of dread of identification, myself as a homosexual person, whether he or she was considered a part of lgbtq communities or not. In a period of enormous fear and suppression brought on by the media, covid 19, and world events, it is extremely easy to step aside without standing out and sticking out from the throng. Accepting the majority’s norms and regulations in order to go through life more smoothly.

Our story covers one of these heroes.

Our story deals with one such character, full of fear and apprehension for one’s identity, hiding in order to get through life as well as possible. Despite the fact that homosexual marriages are legal in Montenegro, to date 2 years, the marriage has not been concluded

The question is whether it is better to hide or get out?

我认识你吗?DO I KNOW YOU?

我认识你吗?

DO I KNOW YOU?

导演|里奥纳赫·尼·格里奥盖尔

编剧|莎拉·金伦 / 巴里·约翰·金塞拉

主演|莎拉·金伦 / 巴里·约翰·金塞拉 / 罗宾·登普西 / 埃索萨·伊戈达罗

制片人|里奥纳赫·尼·格里奥盖尔

摄影|埃文·巴里

类型|短片 / 喜剧

时长|12分钟

完成时间|2021

对白语言|英语

字幕|英语

地区|爱尔兰

制片公司|曲线球电影公司

故事梗概

杰西卡急于为她的新女友做早餐,但她不知道自己的女儿罗宾邀请了一个意想不到的客人……当罗宾邀请了自己的精子捐赠者父亲来吃早餐时,杰西卡意识到女儿渴望一个父亲,气氛变得紧张而微妙。《我认识你吗?》探讨了酷儿家庭的状况、试管婴儿父母的身份以及为人父母的真正含义。

导演介绍

Rioghnach拥有爱尔兰国家电影学院的电影和电视制作学士学位以及编剧硕士学位。她曾执导短片《霓虹》(2017)、《打破我们》(2019)和《我认识你吗?》(2020)。《打破我们》在高威电影节首映,并在全球30多个电影节上展出,包括蒙特利尔幻想电影节。她还曾在爱尔兰两家领先的制片公司布林德电影公司和萨姆森电影公司担任过开发主管。她也是爱尔兰广播电视总台电视节目《丽都》(2021)的主要编剧,该节目正处于后期开发阶段,由创作者Nadia Forde来开发。另一部短片《不要去我找不到你的地方》于2021年9月在维也纳Slash电影节首映。

导演阐述

《我认识你吗?》探讨了关于家庭和养育子女的主题,以及为人父母的真正意义。我们并不常看到围绕同性恋家庭或同性恋父母而展开的故事。莎拉和巴里的剧本巧妙地探讨了从精子捐赠开始建立家庭这一过程的复杂性。罗宾问母亲自己为什么没有爸爸的时刻,是影片的关键。而杰西卡也不得不接受女儿的愿望:去见那个为创造她“助一臂之力”的人。归根结底,家庭不仅仅是生物学上的东西——它是我们分享的生活,是我们亲近的人,是我们给予的爱……

Director|Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair

Screenwriter|Sarah Kinlen, Barry John Kinsella

Cast|Sarah Kinlen, Barry John Kinsella, Robyn Dempsey, Esosa Ighodaro

Producer|Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair

Cinematographer|Evan Barry

Genre|Short Film / Comedy

Length|12min

Year|2021

Dialogue|English

Subtitles|English

Region|Ireland

Production Company|Curveball Films

Synopsis

Jessica is eager to make breakfast for her new girlfriend but little does she know her daughter Robyn has invited someone unexpected…

As Robyn invites her sperm donor father around for breakfast, confusion and tension rise as Jessica is confronted when she realises her daughter wants a father. DO I KNOW YOU explores queer family dynamics and IVF parenthood and asks what it really means to be a parent.

Director Biography

Rioghnach has a BA in Film and TV Production and a MA in Screenwriting from National Film School, Ireland. She has directed short films, NEON (2017), BREAK US (2019), DO I KNOW YOU? (2020). BREAK US premiered at Galway Fleadh Film Festival and went on to over 30 festivals internationally including Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. She has also worked as a Development Executive for both Blinder Films and Samson Films, two of Ireland’s leading production companies. She is also the lead writer on TV show THE LIDO (2021) for RTE, which is in late stage development with creator Nadia Forde. Another short film, DON’T GO WHERE I CAN’T FIND YOU premiered in Vienna’s Slash Film Festival in September 2021.

Director’s Statement

DO I KNOW YOU explores themes about family, parenting and what it truly means to be a parent. We don’t often see stories that revolve around queer families or queer parenting – and Sarah and Barry’s script delicately broaches the complexities of starting a family from a sperm donor. The film hinges on a moment where Robyn asks her mother why she hasn’t a dad – and Jessica has to make a journey to accept her daughter’s wishes to meet the man who ‘helped’ create her. Ultimately, family is more than just biology – it’s the lives we share, the people we are close to, the love we give…

形婚之后 Happily Ever After

形婚之后

Happily Ever After

导演|何小培

编剧|何小培

主演|可乐、姗姗、小熊、小静

制片人|何小培

摄影|袁园、何小培

类型|纪录片

时长|37分钟

完成时间|2019

对白语言|普通话

字幕|中英

地区|中国

制片公司|粉色空间

故事梗概

重访中国东北四位女同性恋者,了解她们与男同性恋者形婚之后,如何与同性伴侣、男同性恋丈夫、自己的父母以及丈夫的父母一起构建酷儿家庭。从这些创新和刻意组成的家庭形式,令人反思家庭构成的主流观念。

导演介绍

何小培,文化学博士,独立导演,青少年时在松山龙庆峡当羊倌,踏遍青山绿水。大学毕业后,她参加中国登山队,冲击南迦巴瓦峰。离开登山队后,进入中南海,研究经济改革十四年。世界妇女大会前后,投身女权和同志运动。后赴英国攻读文化研究。博士毕业即回中国创建民间组织—粉色空间,倡导性权利,利用影像表达被压制的欲望和声音。

导演阐述

记录女性的性与欲望是本导演的创作意图。由于女性的声音、经历、欲望经常被主流媒体所遮蔽、忽略;女性往往也不自觉的轻视自身的欲望、理想、生活经历,而影像创作正是可以帮助女性表达自己的欲望,珍视个人的需求和经验。通过记录女性以及其他被忽视的人群,如性工作者、残障人士、性受歧视者,艾滋病毒感染者的生活故事、欲望需求,本导演希望被压迫的欲望得以表达。

Director|He Xiaopei

Screenwriter|None

Cast|Ke Le, Shan Shan, Jing Jing, Xiao Xiong

Producer|He Xiaopei

Cinematographer|Yuan Yuan, He Xiaopei

Genre|Documentary

Length|37min

Year|2019

Dialogue|Mandarin

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|China

Production Company|PINK SPACE

Synopsis

Happily Ever After( 2019, 37 minutes). Six years after they married gay men, we revisited the same four lesbian women in Shenyang, Northeastern China. We learn how they have created their families with their same sex partners, gay husbands, children, their own parents as well as parents in laws.  These innovative and intentional family formations invite the viewer to reflect upon mainstream ideas of what makes a family.

Director Biography

Dr. He Xiaopei, independent film maker. Hills trained Xiaopei to be a shepherd and the Himalayas turned her into a mountaineer. A government job made her an economist while the women’s movement converted her into a feminist. Participating in lesbian organizing in China helped Xiaopei realize that people with disabilities, HIV positive women, sex workers and lesbians married to gay men are particularly oppressed and that their voices are mostly silenced. In 2007, she co-founded ‘Pink Space’, a NGO working with people who are marginalized due to their gender and sexuality. They use photos and films to enable people to tell their life stories, to gain power and to represent their desires and experiences.

Director’s Statement

Record women’s desires and sexualities is my intention, because mainstream media often disregard and neglect women’s voices, experiences and desires; while women too often unconsciously overlook their own desires, ideas and life experience. Films could help women to elaborate their desires and evaluate their desires and experiences. By record life stories of women, and other discriminated groups, i.e. sex workers, people with disabilities, people who are discriminated due to their sexualities, people with HIV, I wish to express oppressed desires.

抓住我 HOLD ME

抓住我

HOLD ME

导演|刘琳格

编剧|刘琳格

主演|无

制片人|刘琳格

摄影|无

类型|动画短片

时长|5分钟45秒

完成时间|2021

对白语言|中文

字幕|英文

地区|美国

制片公司|罗切斯特理工大学

故事梗概

19年夏天的一次冲动,让我与母亲经历了冷战、争吵与最终的和解。

导演介绍

刘琳格,本科于中国人民大学毕业后选择转专业出国读动画,三年中完成了三部短片。专注于定格动画制作,喜欢用多种媒介来制作动画。选择电影的初衷是为了将情感与经历具像化,与观众建立一种超越时间的连接。

导演阐述

这是一部纪录片式动画,我将自己的成长经历转化为具象的物件,相信一些熟悉的元素能勾起观众的童年记忆,我无保留地将它们与你们分享,希望本片能丰富我们的共同记忆。

Director|Linge Liu

Screenwriter|Linge Liu

Cast|None

Producer|Linge Liu

Cinematographer|None

Genre|Animation Short

Length|5min 45s

Year|2021

Dialogue|Chinese

Subtitles|English

Region|USA

Production Company|Rochester Institute of Technology

Synopsis

I came out to my mom in the summer of 2019. She revealed a secret by giving me a treasure that she had kept for 25 years…

Director Biography

After graduated from Renmin University of China, Linge chose to switch her major and study animation abroad instead. She completed three short films in three years. Her focus is on stop-motion animation production, and she enjoys producing animation utilizing various media. Her original intention for her choice of film making is that film is able to visualize emotions and experiences and to establish a connection with the audience beyond time.

Director’s Statement

This is a documentary-style animation. I transformed my experience of growing up into figurative objects; I believe some of those familiar elements can also evoke the audiences’ memories of their childhood. I am holding nothing back and sharing everything with you, I hope this film can enrich our common memories.

婧 Jing

Jing

导演|詹卢卡·佐帕

编剧|詹卢卡·佐帕

主演| 静雯,文洛依,詹卢卡·佐帕

制片人|詹卢卡·佐帕

摄影|瑞恩·谢拉特

类型|短片

时长|9分钟

完成时间|2021

对白语言|汉语普通话

字幕|中文,英文

地区|中国大陆

制片公司|无

故事梗概

残暴,懦弱的爱,以及戏剧性的命运纠缠是构成这个故事的基本部分;它最后于不安中结束。

导演介绍

詹卢卡·佐帕于1969年5月1日出生于米兰,1994年起移居到亚洲生活。他是一名演员、作家、导演与制片人。2017年在北京有了第一次表演经历之后,他去了李·斯特拉斯伯格戏剧电影学院-西好莱坞分校学习。回到中国之后,他参演了众多剧情长片、短片、和电视剧。2019年他导演并制作了自己的首部短片,《卢卡》。

导演阐述

《婧》讲述了一个孤独女人的故事,她在身心层面都经受了暴力。贫穷和缺乏家里人的支持使得她不得不抛弃在强奸中怀上的儿子。

影片通过讲述一个真实的故事,触碰了弃养、暴力、剥削及性别失衡等社会议题。我试图通过影片传递许多女性在生活中不得不面对的无助感,以及在很多时候被迫屈服于悲惨现实的无奈。婧只能在远离家乡的地方寻找希望,与此同时她每天都经受着劳动剥削,又被男人的承诺背叛。在与世隔绝的绝望心理中,婧希望能夺回她曾经最重要的东西,然而她的调查却将她带向了与残酷现实相对的境地……

Director|Gianluca Zoppa

Screenwriter|Gianluca Zoppa

Cast|Wen Jing, Wen LuoYi, Gianluca Zoppa

Producer|Gianluca Zoppa

Cinematographer|Ryan Sherratt

Genre|Short-film

Length|9min

Year|2021

Dialogue|Chinese

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|China

Production Company|None

Synopsis

The brutality, the cowardly love and the dramatic intertwining of destiny are the elements of a story with a disconcerting ending.

Director Biography

Gianluca Zoppa was born in Milan on May 1st, 1969, and lives in Asia since 1994. He is an actor, writer, director, and producer. After his first acting experience in Beijing in 2017, he studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute – West Hollywood. Returned to China, he was involved in numerous feature films, shorts and TV series. In 2019, he produced and directed his first short-film, “Luca”.

Director’s Statement

Jing is the story of a lonely woman, a victim of physical and psychological violence. Poverty and lack of family support forced the young woman to abandon her son, who was conceived in rape. The film tells a real story by embracing and crossing over common societal issues such as abandonment, violence, exploitation and gender inequalities throughout the narrative. I wanted to stage the feeling of helplessness that many women have to face in their life, forced, more often than not, to succumb to the oppression of an unscrupulous reality. Jing is forced to seek hope far from her homeland, exploited daily by the law of profit and betrayed by a man’s promises. In her total psychological isolation, Jing wishes to take back the most important thing from her past. Her research, however, leads her to collide with a cruel reality.

轻松摇摆 Swingin’

轻松摇摆

Swingin’

导演|郭尚兴

编剧|郭尚兴

主演| 江常辉、高山峰、阮柏皓、吴定杰

制片人|王溓泛

摄影|Clarissa De Los Reyes

类型|短片、剧情、家庭、音乐

时长|23分钟

完成时间|2020

对白语言|中文

字幕|中英

地区|中国台湾

制片公司|就是影像创意有限公司

故事梗概

六年级的球球有一对同志爸爸,其中小爸爸胡家豪还是名华丽闪耀的爵士小号手,老师同学知道后都笑球球有其父必有其子,认为他一定也是GAY。

故事发生的这天,球球决心证明自己跟爸爸不一样,他可是很 MAN 的直男,不是开玩笑的!

导演介绍

郭尚兴,电影与剧场编导、演员;曾入选柏林影展新锐导演(Berlinale Talents)。短片《轻松摇摆》、《说白贼》、《一碗面》及早期作品都曾在国际影展竞赛或映演,其中包括法国克莱蒙费宏、台北及高雄电影节等。

导演阐述

《轻松摇摆》有两个故事,一个是用看的,一个是用听的:球球的用看的,家豪的用听的。

我们跟着球球看,看他找到悸动青春。我们听家豪演奏爵士,呼应了球球那个用看的故事,回响着他错过的豆蔻年华。

Director|Guo Shang-Sing

Screenwriter|Guo Shang-Sing

Cast|Jiang Changhui, Gao Shanfeng, Ruan Bohao, Wu Dingjie

Producer|Wang Qianfan

Cinematographer|Clarissa De Los Reyes

Genre|Short film, drama, family, music

Length|23min

Year|2020

Dialogue|Chinese

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|Taiwan, China

Production Company|JUST FILM CREATIVE LTD.

Synopsis

When sixth-grader boy Qiu is bullied in school because that he is raised by gay parents, he takes action to prove to the world that, he is straight and manly, unlike his parents. It’s no joke!

Meanwhile, his stepfather Jia-How, a flamboyant Jazz trumpet player, must confront his own nightmares of childhood bullying before he can provide his son a feeling of security.

Director Biography

An alumnus of Berlinale Talents and NYU Graduate Film Program, Guo Shang-Sing writes, directs and produces numerous award-winning shorts to his credit, including the boy trilogy Swingin’ (2020), Kong Peh Tshat or: How I Learned to Tell a Lie (2012) and Only Meal of the Day (2010) that traveled to festivals worldwide including Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Director’s Statement

Swingin’ tells two stories.

You will “see” one story and “listen” to the other. The one you will see is Qiu’s story and the other you will listen to is HU Jia-How’s.

You will follow Qiu and see budding love. You will listen to Jia-How’s music that echoes what you see with Qiu, and that, to me, is Jia-How’s throbbing youth.

我们一家人 All in My Family

我们一家人

All in my Family

导演|吴皓

编剧|吴皓

主演|吴皓及其家人

制片人|吴皓

摄影|吴皓

类型|纪录短片

时长|39分钟

完成时间|2019年

对白语言|英语、汉语普通话

字幕|中文、英文

地区|美国

制片公司|无

故事梗概

《我们一家人》是由吴皓执导的一部美国纪录短片。这部影片讲述了一个传统家庭的故事,这个家庭里的儿子是一名中国男同性恋者,他选择通过代孕生育后代。

导演介绍

吴皓是一位美籍华人导演、制片人、编剧。吴皓也是一位名为“Tian Yi”的博主。他的代表作有纪录长片《虚你人生》和Netflix原创纪录片《我们一家人》,前者获得了2018年西南偏南电影节评审团大奖最佳纪录片奖。

导演阐述

在精神层面,《我们一家人》可以看作是我对李安的电影《喜宴》的致敬。在那部电影中,一个传统的台湾家庭必须面对一个事实——那就是他们住在纽约的儿子是同性恋。1993年这部电影上映时,对我来说是一个分水岭。它给了我希望,让我知道我们这些身处美国的亚裔酷儿移民并不是隐形的,即使在做出了所有的妥协之后,幸福对我们来说也是可能的。

现在,我经历了出柜和建立自己的“现代”家庭的斗争,我想继续讨论什么是家庭,它们如何继续塑造着我们,以及它们是如何在我们告诉彼此的或真或假的故事中幸存下来的。我想向年轻一代传递这样的希望,无论是酷儿还是其他被边缘化的群体,确实有可能建立一个让我们感到踏实、有归属感的家庭。

Director|Hao Wu

Screenwriter|Hao Wu

Cast|Hao Wu’s family

Producer|Hao Wu

Cinematographer|Hao Wu

Genre|Short Documentary

Length|39min

Year|2019

Dialogue|English, Mandarin

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|United States

Production Company|NONE

Synopsis

All in My Family is an American short documentary film directed by Hao Wu. The film follows a traditional family where the son is a gay Chinese man who has chosen to have children via surrogates.

Director Biography

Hao Wu is a Chinese-American film director, producer and writer. Wu was also a blogger known as Tian Yi. He is best known for his feature-length documentary, People’s Republic of Desire, winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 South by Southwest, and All in My Family, a Netflix Original Documentary.

Director’s Statement

All in My Family could be viewed, in spirit, as my homage to Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet. In that film, a traditional Taiwanese family must deal with the fact that their son living in New York is gay. When the film came out in 1993, it was a watershed moment for me. It gave me hope that we, Asian queer immigrants in the US, are not invisible, and that happiness, even after all the compromises one might have to make, is possible.

Now that I have gone through my own battles with coming out and building a ”modern” family of my own, I would like to continue the conversation about what family is, how they continue to shape us, and how they have survived all the stories we tell each other, truths and lies. I would like to relay the hope to the younger generation, queer or otherwise marginalized, that it is indeed possible to build a family where we feel grounded, feel at home.

沄沄 When the Tide Rises

沄沄

When the Tide Rises

导演|姜智佳

编剧|姜智佳

主演|魏君帆、静芳、陈诺潼

制片人|王钰媛

摄影|邱涛

类型|剧情短片

时长|23分钟

完成时间|2021

对白语言|中文

字幕|中英

地区|中国

制片公司|独立制片

故事梗概

2002年的中国,同性恋刚从精神疾病范畴中去除,然而对于许多人而言,这仍是一个讳莫如深的议题。同性恋人们多数依旧生活在边缘化的阴影中,以爱意去抵抗或熟悉或陌生的猎奇窥视。

在这样传统与现代杂糅并进的一年,身为同性恋人的顾半夏与郑绥安从孤儿院中收养了10岁的女孩小艾。

然而,面对世俗眼光与观念传统的父母的强硬反对,顾半夏内心备受煎熬,她开始重新思考家庭与收养之于她的意义。然而顾半夏内心的纠葛,同样为郑绥安与小艾带来了不安。

在故事的最后,虽然困难依旧横亘于眼前,但她们在亲情和爱情中寻得了自我的和解,一同去渡过人生的这条茫茫长河。

导演介绍

目前就读于南加州大学的电影学院,专业为电影与电视制作专业,辅修艺术史。在洛杉矶生活的四年间,逐渐对性别叙事产生极大的兴趣,并不断寻求探索以亚裔为主体的多元性故事。

在校期间创作过多部作业短片,其中包括剧情短片《Homeland》及《In Spring We Part》等。 《沄沄》是首部独立制作的剧情短片。目前正担任剧情短片《Anti-Venom for a Snake》的制片人,以及纪录短片《Healing in Color》的制片人。

导演阐述

《沄沄》描绘了一对女同情侣以及她们收养的孩子之间细腻而日常的情感,讲述了在社会大环境下对自我认同的疑惑与抗拒,以及在私人语境中对爱与生命的坦诚与热望。

在1999年开始实行的《收养法》中,收养人必须年满30周岁,而同性恋人是无法以家庭的形式收养孩子的。1997年,流氓罪从《刑法》中删除,标志着中国大陆同性恋的合法化。2001年,同性恋从第三版中国精神病分类目录(CCMD-3)中删除,被视为中国大陆同性恋的去病理化。千禧年前后的中国,同性之间的恋情依旧被视为一种社会禁忌,而对于30岁的同志女性来说,婚姻、家庭与母亲身份是生活中难以绕开的命题,如何在大环境下保持自己的自主选择与自我尊重,则是这些命题最终指向的疑问。

中国乃至亚洲电影在女同志人群的刻画上有着极大的空白,因此在一个女性越来越渴望被听见、被看见的时代,我希望籍此片展现她们在家庭这一人文主题下,休戚与共的悲欢情感。

与此同时,我亦想以这部影片致敬所有出现在我生命中的女性们,是她们向我展露出的刚强、智性与宽容,让我成为今日的自己。

Director|Alex Jiang

Screenwriter|Alex Jiang

Cast|Junfan Wei, Jing Fang, Nuotong Chen

Producer|Sophie Wang

Cinematographer|Kio Qiu

Genre|Featured Short Film

Length|23min

Year|2021

Dialogue|Chinese

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|China

Production Company|Independently Produced

Synopsis

When homosexuality was depathologized in China in 2002, it still remained a taboo for the most. Homosexual lovers lived in the shadow of marginalization, defending their silent love against the prying gazes.

It is also in this year that Xia Gu and Amber Zheng, two lesbian lovers, choose to adopt the 10-year-old Ellie from the orphanage.

Yet facing the strong opposition from her traditional parents, Xia is torn in halves and forced to rethink what a family truly means to her. At the same time, her self-doubt also stirs up insecurities inside Amber and Ellie. When she decides to return to hometown to take care of her suicidal mother, the tension in this newly formed family mounts up once again…

Director Biography

Currently a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, majoring in Film & Television Production and minoring in Art History. During my 4 years in Los Angeles, I started to grow interest in a gendered narrative and have kept exploring diverse stories featuring Asian characters.

In USC, I’ve created multiple curriculum-based short projects, including Homeland and In Spring We Part. However, When the Tide Rises is my first independent film project outside of school. I am also currently producing an independent short film titled Anti-Venom for a Snake, which is currently in the post-production stage in Los Angeles, and a documentary short film titled Healing in Color.

Director’s Statement

When the Tide Rises depicts the nuanced emotions between a lesbian couple and the child they adopt. Yet the film is much more than that. It also discusses what it takes to accept and embrace one’s own identity under a hostile societal environment and explores the desire for love and family in a private, intimate sphere.

The story began to take shape during my research of the 1999 Adoption Law of mainland China. It stated that the adopter must be over 30 years old, and that a homosexual couple could not legally conduct the act of adoption as a family unit. And the millennium marked a turning point for the homosexual community in China, as homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and depathologized in 2001. Yet it still remained a taboo in the society. For a 30-year-old lesbian, marriage, family, and identity are topics which are difficult to escape. How to maintain her own independent choice and self-respect in the general environment is the question that these topics ultimately point to.

Chinese films have always suffered from the absence of lesbian representations, and in an age where more and more women are longing to be seen and heard, I want to dedicate this film to all the females in my life. It was the vigor, wisdom, and adamancy that they represent truly shaped who I am today.