Post: 爱伊卡涅 Aikane



Director: Benjamin Mullinkosson
Screenwriter: —
Cast: —
Producer: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Cinematographer: —
Genre: Animated short
Length: 14min
Year: 2023
Dialogue: —
Region: Pacific
Production Company: —

故事梗概 Synopsis


A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls into a mysterious underwater world. When the octopus who rescued him transforms into a handsome young man, they fall in love and an epic adventure begins.

导演介绍 Director’s Biography

乔·威尔逊是一位荣获艾美奖的电影制片人,致力于发掘外界声音并讲述他们的故事。他的故事片和短片将真人表演与动画相结合,通过全新的叙事方式探索亟待解决的社会问题。 威尔逊的作品曾在柏林、多伦多和翠贝卡等世界各地的电影节上放映并获奖,在 PBS、ARTE 和其他国际广播上有数百万观众观看,并得到了圣丹斯电影节、福特汽车公司和公共广播公司的支持。《爱伊卡涅》是他与希奈雷莫阿纳·黄-卡鲁合作的第七部电影。此前,威尔逊曾担任公共福利基金会的人权总监和太平洋电台的《民主就现在》制片人。

Joe Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker dedicated to telling stories that emanate from the voices of those on the outside.   His feature and short films combine live action with animation to explore pressing social issues through innovative storytelling.  Wilson’s work has screened and won awards at festivals around the world including Berlin, Toronto and Tribeca, been viewed by millions of viewers on PBS, ARTE and other international broadcasts, and has been supported by Sundance, Ford and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Aikane is his seventh film in collaboration with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. Previously, Wilson served as Director of the Human Rights at the Public Welfare Foundation and a Producer of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now.

导演阐述 Director’s Statement


当我们寻找一个能够表达两个角色之间关系深度的标题时,我们意识到唯一一个足够分量的词,来自我们有幸称之为家的地方:Aikāne,夏威夷语中对同性亲密朋友的尊称。 受到这种独特理解和包容的启发,我们创造了一个虚构的世界,这个世界也取材于神话传说、地点和人物跨越时空,其中角色的相互吸引被赞扬而不是蔑视,能激发力量而不是软弱。


Over the past few years, the world has felt, literally, like it is falling apart. A pandemic swirls, the planet warms, politics regresses and hostilities rise, with no end to the turbulence, hate, and strife in sight. In this climate, as love like ours once again becomes love which dare not speak its name, we believe that telling a queer love story with a happy ending is an urgent and beautiful form of resistance.

As we searched for a title that would express the depth of the relationship between the two characters, we realized that the only word that would suffice comes from the place we are fortunate to call home: Aikāne, the Hawaiian term of respect for intimate friends of the same sex. Inspired by that unique understanding and embrace, we created an imaginary world that also drew from myths and legends, places and peoples across space and time, in which the characters’ mutual magnetism is celebrated rather than scorned, arousing strength rather than weakness.

We hope this heroic gay romance reflects the world we’d all like to live in – a world where courage has no limit and love has no bounds.