當代獨立視野
Contemporary Indie Vision

怪魚路 Queer Fish Lane


17/1 7:45pm
香港電影資料館電影院 Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
購票 Ticketing

入選2017 JAPAN CUTS影展
JAPAN CUTS 2017 selection

日本|2016|81分鐘|彩色|DCP
日語、沖繩語對白,英文字幕
導演:高嶺剛

Tarugani,一位辛勤經營「水底爆炸映畫機械所」的人,和他負責「整形映畫所」的朋友Papajo,持續以扮演某村落的村民來過活。該村村民因為一部名為《Pshoo島》的悲劇,常感絕望和抱着自殺的念頭。二人有時會跳舞、演劇,有時又會談到《Pshoo島》裏的回憶,而且身邊不時出現一些過着原始生活的人們。為甚麼二人會在這個神祕的村落,過着這樣的生活?而早在很久很久以前,就發生了一些事,令他們不得不離開……

高嶺剛導演相隔18年後的新作,是一部複雜的沖繩公路電影,真假交錯地描述主角兒時不能忘懷的戰爭回憶。導演把自己在1970年代拍攝的八毫米影像,融入了新拍攝的菲林和數碼影像中,表現他心目中豐富的電影世界。今年電影節亦會放映他的舊作《運玉義留》(1989)。

Japan|2016|81 min|Colour|DCP
In Japanese & Okinawan Language with English subtitles
Director: Go Takamine

A man named Tarugani diligently operates a ‘plastic underwater explosion film machine’. His buddy Papajo is in charge of ‘plastic surgery’, and the two are carrying out contracts at a place called Ifepataijyo to fictionally do-over the lives of Patai Village inhabitants who have attempted suicide. The two also know how to dance, and they are putting on Okinawan plays and sometime talked about their deepen memory as Island Pshoo. Surrounding them is a random jumble of people who seem almost more animal than human: a rock n’ roller Missiler; the peculiar tradesman Seitoku with his soulless wives, the Bibiju; and Kame, who works as a plaster artisan and singer of Okinawa folk songs. Why are Tarugani and Papajo here in such a mysterious village, doing this particular work? Before long, something happens that will cause them to leave…

A complex Okinawan road movie that mixes fact and fiction to tell the story of two men who cannot forget the wartime memories of their childhood. New HD digital and 8mm film footage is interspersed with older 8mm material shot by Director Takamine in the 1970s, creating a rich film world for the story and flourishing into a radiant elegy of expressive gesture. One of Takamine’s old works, Untamagiru (1989) will also be screened in this festival.


導演簡歷 Director Biography

高嶺剛 Go Takamine

生於沖繩石垣島,完成高中後獲得國家資助交換生獎學金(當時沖繩仍受美國佔領)而入讀京都教育大學美術系,並開始拍攝八毫米電影。首作《沖繩夢囈》(1974),記錄了沖繩歸還日本時的社會面貌,自此他繼續拍攝有關沖繩的電影。《Paradise View》(1985)為其首部劇情片。他的另一部作品《運玉義留》(1989)於日本及國際間取得不少獎項。《怪魚路》為他闊別18年後的最新長片。

Born on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Entered the Kyoto University of Education on a national scholarship for exchange students (Okinawa was still under American control at the time), at which time he began shooting 8mm movies. His directorial debut was Okinawan Dream Show (1974), a close look at the scenery of Okinawa around the time of its reversion to Japan. Thereafter he continued to shoot films about Okinawa. Paradise View (1985) was his first narrative film.Untamagiru (1989) won a number of domestic and international prizes. Queer Fish Lane is his new full-length work after 18 years.