面子 Saving Face

面子

Saving Face

导演|伍思薇

编剧|伍思薇

主演|杨雅慧、陈冲、陈凌

制片人|威尔·史密斯、詹姆斯·拉西特、徐侠昌

摄影|哈伦·博斯马建

类型|剧情长片

时长|91分钟

完成时间|2004

对白语言|英语,汉语

字幕|英语

地区|美国

制片公司|帝门影业公司、欧文布鲁克娱乐公司、法医影业公司、绿街影业公司

故事梗概

Wilhemina (薇) Pang是一位住在曼哈顿的女同性恋美籍华人外科医生。她向自己传统主义的家庭隐瞒了自己的性取向以及与美籍华裔芭蕾舞女演员薇薇安萌发的关系,但与此同时她寡居的母亲高慧兰(在谈话中被称为“妈”)也在处理她的爱情秘密——她怀孕了但不愿透露孩子父亲的姓名。高慧兰从她父母在法拉盛的家中被赶出来,搬到薇的公寓避难。薇试图维持与同性情人的地下关系,但她的爱人对自己的同性恋倾向更加坦率,并且慢慢开始对薇的优柔寡断失去耐心,这让同住一个屋檐下薇与母亲的关系变得越来越紧张。随着薇加入亲人们为她的母亲寻找一个合适的男人来抚养这个私生子,她也开始走进她母亲的欲望和遗憾。故事以两位女主人公与她们的爱人团聚在一起的幸福结局告终。这部浪漫喜剧捕捉了两代华裔美国女性在个人爱情和家庭荣誉(或“面子”)之间的平衡。

导演介绍

伍思薇在麻省理工学院和斯坦福大学学习计算机科学,分别获取了学士和硕士学位。为了筹备她的第一部电影《面子》,她从微软辞职告别软件设计。该片在多伦多和圣丹斯电影节上首映,被索尼经典影业收购并发行。

Left a job designing software at Microsoft to write and direct her first film, Saving Face, which premiered at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, where it was acquired and released by Sony Pictures Classics.

导演阐述

无。

Director|Alice Wu

Screenwriter|Alice Wu

Cast|Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen

Producer|Will Smith, James Lassiter, Teddy Zee

Cinematographer|Harlan Bosmajian

Genre|Featured film

Length|91min

Year|2004

Dialogue|English, Chinese

Subtitles|English

Region|United States

Production Company|Destination Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Forensic Films, GreeneStreet Films

Synopsis

Wilhemina (Wil) Pang is a lesbian Chinese American surgeon living in Manhattan. While she hides her sexuality and her budding relationship with Chinese American ballerina Vivian Shing from her traditionalist family, her widowed mother, Hwei-lan Gao, referred to as “Ma” in conversations, is also dealing with her love secret – a scandalous pregnancy with a man she refuses to name. Banished from her parent’s home in Flushing, Ma moves into Wil’s apartment for refuge. Tension grows in the house as Wil tries to maintain her underground relationship with her same-sex lover, who is more forthright about her gayness and is slowly starting to lose patience with Wil’s indecisiveness. As Wil joins the family’s mission to find her mother a suitable man to father the love child, she also starts to discover her mother’s desires and regrets. The story resolves in a happy ending with both of the heroines united with their lovers. This feel-good rom-com captures two generations of Chinese American women juggling their personal love interests and the honor, or the “face,” of their family.

Director Biography

Studied computer science at MIT and Stanford University, where she received her bachelors and masters degrees. Left a job designing software at Microsoft to write and direct her first film, Saving Face, which premiered at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, where it was acquired and released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Director’s Statement

None.

巴黎在燃烧 Paris is Burning

巴黎在燃烧

Paris is Burning

导演|珍妮·利文斯顿

编剧|无

主演| 多里安·科里、佩珀·拉贝加、维纳斯·西特拉瓦冈萨

制片人|珍妮·利文斯顿

摄影|保罗·吉布森

类型|纪录片

时长|76分钟

完成时间|1990

对白语言|英语

字幕|英文

地区|美国

制片公司|Academy娱乐公司、Off White制片公司

故事梗概

这部纪录片的关注点是生活在纽约市的变装皇后和他们的舞会文化,这为那些经常被社会排挤的表演者提供了一种社区归属感和支持。来自每个社区的团体在精心设计的舞会中竞争,这些舞会从时尚界汲取灵感。这部电影还讨论了种族主义和贫困问题。在这部电影中有许多著名变装皇后的采访,包括威利·琳佳、佩珀·拉贝贾、多里安·科里。

导演介绍

利文斯顿出生在德克萨斯州的达拉斯,两岁时随家人搬到了洛杉矶并在那里长大,。她是三个兄弟姐妹中最小的一个,有两个哥哥。利文斯顿就读于比佛利山庄高中,1983年毕业于耶鲁大学,在那里她学习了摄影、绘画,辅修了英国文学。她在耶鲁大学上学时的其中一位老师是摄影师托德 · 帕佩格里。利文斯顿于 1984 年在纽约大学参加了暑期电影制作课程。她是已故电影导演艾伦·帕库拉的侄女,曾在他 1987 年的电影《孤儿》的艺术部门工作;他鼓励她拍第一部电影。她是一名女同性恋,住在布鲁克林。她是犹太人。

导演阐述

无。

Director|Jennie Livingston 

Screenwriter|None

Cast|Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Venus Xtravaganza

Producer|Jennie Livingston

Cinematographer|Paul Gibson

Genre|Documentary

Length|76min

Year|1990

Dialogue|English

Subtitles|English

Region|United States

Production Company|Academy Entertainment Off White Productions

Synopsis

This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.

Director Biography

Livingston was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Los Angeles, where her family moved when she was two years old. She is the youngest of three siblings, with two older brothers.  Livingston attended Beverly Hills High School and graduated from Yale University in 1983, where she studied photography, drawing, and painting with a minor in English Literature. One of her teachers at Yale was the photographer Tod Papageorge. Livingston took a summer filmmaking class at New York University in 1984. She is the niece of the late film director Alan J. Pakula and worked in the art department on his 1987 film Orphans; he encouraged her to make her first film. She is an out lesbian and lives in Brooklyn. She is Jewish.

Director’s Statement

None.

17岁的天空 Formula 17

17岁的天空

Formula 17

导演|陈映蓉

编剧|陈映蓉

主演| 杨祐宁、周群达、金勤

制片人|李耀华、叶育萍

摄影|陈惠生

类型|青春、爱情、喜剧

时长|93分钟

完成时间|2004 / 2021

对白语言|普通话、英语、粤语

字幕|中英

地区|中国台湾

制片公司|三和娱乐国际有限公司

故事梗概

影片由晶莹透彻的水底开始。美少年小天在水中与另一健壮男子缠绵,但男子的脸却始终失焦看不清楚。正当小天再次试图一窥男子的脸时,闹钟响起… 小天惊醒!原来又是一场春梦。  

为了寻找“梦中情人”,小天,一个纯净优质的处男,决定千里迢迢来到台北展开一场疯狂的性冒险。当晚,在知名同志酒吧里,小天与久未见面的国中好友- 小宇重逢,并看到了同志圈最有价值的单身汉- 白铁男。小天对铁男大为心仪,而铁男也对憨直的处男小天留下深刻印象。但是小宇再三告诫小天:白铁男是有名的花心大萝菠,要小天千万不要招惹他。

在朋友的介绍下,小天开始在健身房打工,同时体验都会生活。除了接受外型上的改造,小天也开始盲目约会,更差点被色诱… 直到有一天,小天在健身房又巧遇了铁男,两人在淋浴间水气弥漫的情况下有了更进一步的接触。小天虽喜欢铁男,但铁男身旁总是跟着一个男人- 俊,让小天怀疑有关铁男花心不负责的流言,是否真实。

一次偶然的机会让小天与铁男独处,双方并尝试开始交往,但俊仍不时出没,令小天十分困扰。尤其一次严重的误会让小天以为铁男与俊仍藕断丝连,顿时伤心欲绝。小宇等一干好友决定找铁男说清楚、讲明白,却意外发现原来铁男有一个无法告人的秘密!

导演介绍

陈映蓉。台湾第一位80后电影导演。毕业于元智大学。短片【Sorry Spy】于台湾国际学生金狮奖影展获奖。【The Lost R5411】入围金马国际影展DV竞赛。自谕由好莱坞奶水养大的她,手法风格深受盖瑞奇、大卫芬奇、史蒂芬史匹柏、马丁史柯西斯、卓别林、以及周星驰的影响。23岁执导“17岁的天空”,活泼的电影语言、快剪技巧、独特的喜感令国片焕然一新缔造票房奇迹,为当年国片卖座冠军。

第二部长片“国士无双”挑战诈骗喜剧题材,多年后仍为许多观众心目中的口碑孤品。第三部长片– 末日奇说“骚人”,入围香港电影节。2019年,与Netflix推出“罪梦者”作为平台首部原创华语影集,内容形式大胆创新,热度火爆话题不断,亦获多项金钟奖入围肯定。

除担任导演外,陈映蓉同好剧本创作及影片剪辑,是 编/导/剪 同调的 “一条鞭” 论者。长片外,亦从事短片及大量的华语MV创作,包括“女力”、“走梦人”,合作的歌手包括张信哲、范晓萱、林俊杰、张惠妹、莫文蔚、田馥甄、郭采洁、李荣浩、罗志祥、容祖儿、许光汉…等。

导演阐述

这部片的精神可以用“勇敢”这个词来概括,勇敢的是敢于在21世纪初,亚洲各国都还对同志议题讳莫如深的时刻,去拍摄一部没有任何一位女性主演,类似男同志乌托邦的喜剧,这个想法新,更重要的是很大胆!

“新”也说明这部片想传达的核心价值。这个新,除了前述的“新”的题材(第一部台湾同志喜剧,乃至严格意义上台湾第一部的BL电影),就连影片制作思维都是当时非常新颖、新鲜的作法。两位新制片敢于启用新编剧、新导演、新摄影、新演员,组合成一个全新的“team”,打破传统,除了勇气还有对彼此的信任,以及整个年轻团队的“众志成城”的合作。

现在回首当时,也许因为不成熟,而充满热血及勇往直前的冲劲,乃至透着一股傻劲;也许因为多是第一次制作电影,所以没有包袱,跳脱框架,而展现各种新意,都是这部片想带给观众及台湾电影圈最想呈现的新的观影经验,与“大无畏”吧!

Director| DJ Chen Yin-jung

Screenwriter|Rady Fu

Cast|Yo Yang, Duncan Chou, King Chin

Producer|Aileen Li, Michelle Yeh

Cinematographer|Adili Chen

Genre|Youth, Romance, Comedy

Length|93min

Year|2004 / 2021

Dialogue|Mandarin, English, Cantonese

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|Taiwan, China

Production Company|Three Dots Entertainment

Synopsis

TIEN is an innocent 17-year old who goes to the big city for a summer of love and adventure.  On his very first night in Taipei, he locks eyes with the irresistible and irredeemable BAI, rumored to be the biggest playboy known to mankind.  Tien’s three friends- bartender YU, flamboyant CC, and fitness fanatic ALAN, worried about his growing interest in Bai, warn him off with an exaggerated tale of Bai’s scandalous past, in which the heartbroken became a heartbreaker.  Despite this, fate keeps bringing Tien and Bai together, until they finally recognize their love story and spend the night.  But the next morning, Bai goes missing while Tien is in the shower.  Unbeknownst to Tien, Bai has a secret that changes everything…

Director Biography

Born in October 1980, Chen Yin-jung is the first of an emerging generation of filmmakers from Taiwan who are interested in making populist films.  Her cinematic influences include Guy Ritchie, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorcese, David Fincher, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Tsui Hark, Charlie Chaplin, and Stephen Chow.  In 2002 she directed the award-winning short “Sorry Spy” which tells the comedic tale of three gangsters competing for control of a new turf.  Another short film “The Lost R5411”, selected by the Golden Horse Film Festival, is a story about five underachieving film school students who are trapped in their classroom one day, unable to exit.  “Formula 17” is Chen’s first feature-length film.   Her unconventional narrative style marked a breakthrough in Taiwan cinema, and established her as a filmmaker-to-watch overnight.   Since 2004, Chen has directed two more feature films “Catch”, and “Young Dudes”.   In 2020, she directed Netflix’s first foray into Chinese-language content.  The series “Nowhere Man” garnered high buzz and  publicity upon its airing, and later received several honors at the Golden Bell Awards.   Besides feature films, Chen also directs short films and music videos, working with many famous singers/artists.  

Director’s Statement

“Fearless” and “New” are the two most important values of the making of “Formula 17”.   At the beginning of the 21st century, it took such wild courage to tell a story set in a gay utopia in Asia!  

In addition to tackling this new genre and new subject matter, the production mentality was also fresh and ahead of its time.  Two first-time producers engaged a first-time new screenwriter, and then signed a first-time new director, who put together a beautiful cast of newcomer actors… The whole team was young and new; with courage and mutual trust, the movie came to be.   

Now, looking back, perhaps the film lacks maturity and feels somewhat impulsive, presenting an unusual screening experience for audiences at the time.   All this, we remember with no regret, because we had no baggage, and ultimately, no fear!