造口人 Stoma

造口人

Stoma 

导演|洪荣杰

编剧|李志超、洪荣杰

主演| 林耀声、曾国祥、陈惠敏

制片人|周强、莉莲·奥特

摄影|拉奎尔·费尔南德斯

类型|剧情

时长|99分钟

完成时间|2020

对白语言|英语、汉语普通话、粤语、德语

字幕|中英

地区|中国香港

制片公司|明洞电影、KALLIOPEIA PRODUCTIONS、DECOY COLLECTIVE

故事梗概

香港新进年轻摄影师林(Lim)罹患罕见的癌症,迫使他去瑞士求医接受一项超高风险手术。 在与他那拘谨的兄长呆在一起的同时,他与初恋情人一位银行家Andre重新点燃了充满激情和动荡的关系。 手术失败后,兄长和情人弃他而去,林独自一人为生存而战,腰部挂着一个造口,寻找活下去的理由。

*造口是通过外科手术在腹部形成的开口,以取代肛门的功能。

导演介绍

洪荣杰,美国芝加哥艺术学院硕士毕业,现职香港浸会大学电影学院讲师。洪荣杰的电影作品曾入选超过120个国际电影节,亦得到多项国际奖项。他的首部剧情片「无声风铃」于柏林电影节提名小泰迪熊奖,并列入最后三强甲名单,于16个国家,六种不同语言发行。他现为英国伦敦大学金匠学院的博士研究生,「造口人」是他的第二部长片作品。

导演阐述

《造口人》里有这样的一个中特写镜头:“医生,求你把我的屁眼还给我。”子念躺在病床上哀求医生。“我不能带着造口过活,我是同性恋,求求你。”

“Kit,你就当自己是代母,麻烦你把我的孩子生出来吧。”那是2014年的暑假,我和李志超(Julian)在伦敦的一家室外咖啡室坐着聊剧本。“就当是别人的故事拍出来。”他说完,我就知道,再多的讨论都是一样,我就是要把电影拍出来就好了。从Julian口中知道,《造口人》是Julian 两段发生在不同时空的经历交织而成,第一段是他的抗癌经历;第二段就是他和Andrea 那一段令人沉溺,但似有虚无的爱情故事。上面提到的这一个中特写镜头,也许能帮大家走入子念(Julian)的世界,感受一下,当造口成为唯一可以生存下去的条件,和男同性恋者屁眼的“性快感”成为极端对立的时候,在“残存”和“生活”之间的挣扎是怎样的一个感觉。一个造口,对Julian而言,除了无时无刻提醒他不能再“正正常常”地做爱之外,亦不断提醒他手术未能完全切除所有癌细胞的事实。由这一个镜头及对白开始,我们就可以看透子念和爸爸、和哥哥及和Andrea千丝万缕的纠缠。 

华人社会很多时候会因为“不吉利”而避免谈及疾病或癌症的东西,加上很多传统保守的思想,性及同性恋话题亦都被视为禁忌。患癌症的同性恋者就变成这双重禁忌内的隐形人。当健康、阳光、中产的物质生活等正面形象成为主流同志圈推崇的价值之余,我希望《造口人》可以以子念的经历作为一个例子,开启一扇窗,让观众有机会可以聆听这一群被边缘化同志的声音。有时候,健康,阳光及正面思想并不是想要就有。有很多人,都活在“明天活不下去”的阴霾下,正面生活,对他们来说根本是奢侈品。再加上一直倒退的香港生活价值,这一群边缘同志想发展一段亲密关系,往往就在长期被压抑及主流同志正典的大方向下被淹没下去。《造口人》除了是为Julian完成一个生前的心愿,亦希望可以把这些沉默连结起来,让大家听到他们内心的呼喊。

最后,记得Julian在最后一次见面的时候用了当时一首流行曲的几句歌词总结整套片子的精神和结尾 – 那是Dido 的 《White Flag》,歌词是这样的:

“我不会举手投降,门上没有白旗,我恋爱了,永远如是。”

谢谢祢,Julian。

Director|Kit Hung

Screenwriter|Julian Lee

Cast|Sing Lam, Stefan Kollmuss, Derek Tsang, Chan Wai Man

Producer|Chow Keung, Liliane Ott

Cinematographer|Raquel Fernández

Genre|Feature film

Length|99min

Year|2020

Dialogue|English, Mandarin, Cantonese, German

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|Hong Kong, China

Production Company|PINHOLE FILMS, KALLIOPEIA PRODUCTIONS, DECOY COLLECTIVE

Synopsis

A rare cancer forces Lim, an up and coming Hong Kong photographer, to brave his journey to Switzerland for a risky life-saving operation. While staying with his reluctant brother, he re-ignites a passionate and turbulent affair with an old flame, his first lover, a reckless banker.  Quickly abandoned by his brother and lover after his operation failure, he alone fights for his survival, with a stoma fitted to his waist, searching a reason to live on.

* STOMA is an artificial surgically created opening in the abdomen to replace the function of an anus.

Director Biography

Kit Hung graduated with an M.F.A. from the Department of Film, Video and New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lecturer of the Academy of film, Hong Kong Baptist University. His films have won numerous international awards and were screened at over 120 international film festivals. His debut feature Soundless Wind Chime was one of the 3 finalists nominated for the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, released in more than 16 countries in 6 languages. He is currently a research student in the department of Media and Communication in the Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Stoma written by Julian Lee, is Kit Hung’s second feature.

Director’s Statement

“Doctor, I need my anus back, I can’t live with a stoma, I am gay, please.”

It was 2014 when Julian and I were sitting by an outdoor cafe in London discussing the film. “Kit, just help me deliver the baby, treat it as somebody’s story.” Julian told me. That was the moment I knew I had to get it done. Julian told me that this film was the entanglement of two separate experiences of his, happening in different time and space – his cancer fighting story, and his indulging yet indistinct relationship with “Andrea”. The above line from Lim might well state how the result of a medical procedure, a stoma, has ruined a queer life, although it is considered the only way to survive. The existence of a stoma means the inability to enjoy gay sex. In Julian’s case, it was also the haunting of a surgical failure – the return of cancerous cells. The stoma, apart from being the result of a medical procedure, is also an object which keeps reminding Lim of the struggle between survival and the pleasure of living.

I hope the film “Stoma” can open a window for us to hear the voices of the marginalized queer community. In Sinophone culture, we don’t like to talk about “illness”, especially “cancer”. Together with the taboo in sex and homosexuality, the story of a gay cancer survivor is almost invisible in society. While we continue to celebrate the mainstream, bright and sunny homonormative values in the queer community, “Stoma” seeks to explore the feelings and presents the journey of a queer cancer fighter: while intimacy and relationship are still hard to develop, the internalized homophobia that is inside us due to a long social suppression, plus the presence of a chronic illness (as a curse in the film), seems to have further muted us from reaching out. I hope “Stoma” can connect these silences and let the inner voices of the marginalized be heard.

To end this director’s statement, I would like to use a quote Julian during the coffee conversation. It is from the song “White Flag” by Dido, which might well explain to us the ending and life philosophy of Lim.

“I won’t put my hands up and surrender, there will be no white flag above my door, I’m in love and always will be.”

Thank you, Julian.

爱·杀 Wrath of Desire

爱·杀

Wrath of Desire

导演|周美玲

编剧|周美玲

主演|阳靓、翁嘉薇、徐宇霆、黄尚禾、陈俋君

制片人|刘芸后、周美玲

摄影|刘芸后

类型|情欲、惊悚、异色、酷儿

时长|119分钟

完成时间|2020

对白语言|中文、台语

字幕|英语

地区|中国台湾

制片公司|金禾创意股份有限公司

故事梗概

「谁,杀了杜小凤?」

  杜小凤是个女刺青师,刚出狱的更生人。

  率先自首的的人,叫刘以洁,她是个检察官,当年就是她亲手将杜小凤定罪的。

  然而,女检的新婚丈夫孟烨,却在清醒之后坦言:自己才是凶手。

  唯一能替杜小凤回答的,就只有她在狱中写的372封书信……

  这些信,是她不曾寄出过的情书;但在她出狱后,这些信却点燃了三人之间的嫉妒、欲火、以及不敢面对的感情……最后,这份来自地狱的爱,终于引来不可挽回的杀机。

导演介绍

周美玲,中国台湾导演和编剧,毕业于台湾国立政治大学哲学系,以其审美创造力和哲学思考出名。

周导演职业生涯都致力于描绘LGBT+关系。作为唯一一位公开同性恋的台湾导演,她的角色经过深思熟虑,比较现实。她与她的摄影合作伙伴共同发起了一个名为《六城彩虹》的项目,旨在制作6部关于不同亚洲城市的LGBT+群体的电影。

她是唯一一位在2019年被邀请成为奥斯卡学院成员的台湾女制片人。在她之前,来自台湾的学院成员有李安和侯孝贤。

导演阐述

欲望是唯一的真实,在欲望面前没有是非对错。人只需要对自己和自己的原则负责。性别则是生命幻象的极致,一个剥夺了许多欢愉的自我框架。在本片中,在欲望这项“原罪”的驱使下,让命运各自不同的三个人产生了错综复杂的交集。本片也是周美玲导演”六城彩虹”计划下的最新作品,以紫色作为其代表色,象征灵魂。

Director|Zero Chou

Screenwriter|Zero Chou

Cast|Peace Yang, Chia-Wei Weng, Yu-Ting Hsu, Shang-Ho Huang, Yi-Chun Chen

Producer|Yun-Hou Liu, Zero Chou

Cinematographer|Hoho Liu

Genre|Drama, Crime, Exotic, LGBTQ

Length|119min

Year|2020

Dialogue|Mandarin, Taiwanese

Subtitles|English

Region|Taiwan, China

Production Company|Harvest Production Films Co.

Synopsis

Androgynous Phoenix Du, the illicit daughter of a presidential candidate, kills the thug who breaks into her apartment to silence her. She comes before prosecutor Jade Liu, guilt-ridden from the suicide of her brother and her strict Catholic upbringing. Before demanding Phoenix’s three-and-a-half years sentence for manslaughter, Jade has a night of passion with her that redirects both their lives. Phoenix writes her hundreds of letters and begs her to wait for her release. In fear of her own desire, Jade marries Meng Ye, the genderless young man she saved from prison who reminds her of her brother…

Director Biography

Zero Chou, Taiwanese director and screenwriter, famous for aesthetical creativity and philosophical thinking, graduated from National Chengchi University with a bachelor degree in Philosophy.  

Chou is a director who has dedicated her entire professional career to depicting LGBT+ relationships. Being the only Taiwanese director who is openly lesbian, her characters are thoroughly contemplated and relatively realistic. Together with her cinematographer partner, she has launched a project called RainbowAround with the idea to produce 6 films about the LGBT+ communities of different Asian cities. 

She is the only Taiwanese female filmmaker who was invited to be Oscars Academy membership in 2019. Before, there are Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Director’s Statement

Desire is the only truth. Faced with desire, there’s no right or wrong. One only has to answer to oneself and one’s own principles. Gender is life’s ultimate illusion, a tragic self-deception of the heart that robs so many of us of happiness. In this film, a crime of passion – and the criminality of desire – transforms the lives of three people. Zero Chou’s latest film is part of her Rainbow series. It represents violet, the color of the human soul.