當代獨立視野
Contemporary Indie Vision

對倒 Tête-bêche


28/1 7:45pm
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
購票 Ticketing

香港|2017|78分鐘|彩色|HD
粵語對白,中英文字幕
導演:伍立德

對倒,是一個集郵的專用詞,指兩個相連的郵票,連在一起,同一款色,卻互相倒轉方向。兩個郵票要相連才有特別價值,否則只會是兩張很普通的郵票,就像戲中家庭成員雖在不同位置,甚至持相反立場,但始終是有連繫的一家人。

2014年一場社會運動令社會、家庭分崩離析。

父親孫世凱身為資深報人,他謹記記者應是事件觀察者,無奈近年警民、警察記者衝突,卻令他不能獨善其身。長子孫耀偉是一名警察,工作對他來說只是一份職業、一個跳板,但他清楚執行職務時他必須站在警察的一方。次女孫慧語就讀大學,投入社運,對警方對付示威者的手段感到反感,年輕氣盛的她,經常在家挑釁當警察的兄長。隨故事發展,面對社會撕裂,三人漸發覺已身不由已。

Hong Kong|2017|78 min|Colour|HD
In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Luther Ng

In philately, tête-bêche (head-to-tail) is used to referred to a pair of generic stamps which is inverted in relation to one another, either through a printing error or intentionally. The stamps are of special value only when they are unseparated. Metaphorically, tête-bêche can precisely reflected the portrayed family’s tricky situation, that different role-plays or value judgments can lead to sparkling tension among family members, yet somehow the old saying of ‘blood is thicker than water’ prevails.

An overwhelming 2014 social movement in Hong Kong has devastated many families in the city.

Sai Hoi is father of the Suen family. As a journalist, Sai Hoi wants to safeguard his neutrality, but the souring relations between police and citizens, as well as police and reporters, are also posing increasing pressure for him to uphold his ideal. His son, Yau Wai envisages his job as a police merely a ‘stepping stone’ for a more promising future career. Nevertheless, it is crystal clear for Yau Wai that is he himself is a law-enforcing agent. Ironically, his younger sister Wai Yu, who is still studying at university, is an outspoken social movement activist. The trios in the Suen family are caught off-guard by the teasing of Moerae, or the goddess of destiny.


導演簡歷 Director Biography

伍立德 Luther Ng

生於香港,先後畢業於澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學傳理系及香港大學社工系。 1998年起在公營廣播的電視部工作,擔任記者及編導,拍攝紀錄片及專題。2016年9月為籌備及拍攝電影《對倒》而辭職,拍攝完畢後回到電視台工作。

Born in Hong Kong, Ng achieved a bachelor degree of Media Studies at RMIT University in Australia and a master degree of Social Work at the University of Hong Kong. Since 1998, he had been working at the TV division of public broadcasting, mainly as a journalist and producer of documentaries and features. Due to the preparation and shooting of the film, Tête-bêche , he resigned his job. He now returns to the TV field after finished the filming.