安東尼叔叔
My Uncle Antoine
導演 Director:克勞德朱特拉 Claude Jutra

加拿大 Canada | 1971 | 104分鐘 min | 彩色 Colour | DCP
法語、英語對白,中英文字幕 In French, English with Chinese and English subtitles

31/7 (三 Wed) 7:30pm

香港電影資料館電影院
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

購票 Ticketing

導演克勞德朱特拉對於魁北克電影的重要性,從加拿大電影獎曾以他命名可見一斑,本片正是他的巔峰之作。電影聚焦四十年代戰後魁北克一個石棉開採區的鄉村小鎮。這裡礦山遍佈,大地荒涼,而且石棉釋放的有毒物質給當地居民帶來死亡陰影。十五歲的Benoît一直在養母家的小商店中幫忙,與另一個僱來的女孩Carmen青梅竹馬,不免青春躁動。聖誕節前夕,小鎮鄰居家大兒子病死了。養父叔叔帶着Benoît前去幫忙運送屍體。雪夜中,Benoît放縱馬車狂奔,闖了大禍,卻也因此看到了平靜生活下人的尊嚴、脆弱以及謊言。朱特拉處理人物細膩,加上米修布洛特冷靜凝視的鏡頭,老一輩與年輕一輩,溫情與傷感,性與死亡,交織得微妙動人。電影通過少年之眼看到1949年大罷工前後魁北克歷史、文化、生活方式所面對的危機,既是青春拷問,也是寂靜革命前夕時代氛圍的縮影。

Claude Jutra was so important to Quebecois cinema that they even named Canada’s top film prize after him before a scandal was uncovered. And this film is the pinnacle of his career. Set in an asbestos mining town during the 1940s, the mountainous landscape is barren and desolate. The poisonous asbestos casts a deadly shadow over the town’s residents. Fifteen-year-old Benoît helps out at his aunt’s little shop with another young employee, Carmen. The teenagers flirt as they prepare for Christmas. Sadly, the neighbour’s son has died of illness. Hence, Benoît has to follow his undertaker uncle, Antoine, on his trip to transport the corpse. When Benoît’s reckless manoeuvring of the sleigh in the snowy night leads to a regrettable incident, viewers get a glimpse of the dignity, frailty and deception in small-town life. Jutra’s delicate character portrayals, in addition to cinematographer Michel Brault’s calm gaze, deliver a moving film about mortality and generational differences. Through a young man’s eyes, the film is able to present the historical and cultural crises that Quebec must face before and after the 1949 miners’ strike. In the eve of a revolution, this coming-of-age story is also a microcosm of its era.

1971加拿大電影奬最佳電影、最佳導演、最佳原著劇本、最佳男主角、最佳攝影
Best Feature Film, Best Direction (Feature), Best Original Screenplay (Feature), Best Performance by a Lead Actor (Feature), Best Cinematography, Canada Film Awards 1971

1984、1993、2004多倫多國際電影節加拿大影史電影十大第一位
No 1 of Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time, Toronto International Film Festival 1984, 1993, 2004

克勞德朱特拉 Claude JUTRA

1930年生於加拿大滿地可。曾於滿地可大學修讀醫學,其後便在School of Theatre du Nouveau Monde進修戲劇。自1948年與友人米修布洛特共同創作首部短片電影 Le Dément du lac Jean-Jeunes後,便以導演及演員的身份投身電影製作多年。1956年進人加拿大國家電影局工作,作品包括:A Chairy Tale(1957)、À tout prendre(1963)、《安東尼叔叔》(1971)、The Dame in Colour(1985)等。憑着直接電影的特色以及寂靜革命的題材在國際獲多個獎項,A Chairy Tale獲得1958英國影藝學院電影獎提名之餘,《安東尼叔叔》更榮獲1971加拿大電影奬最佳電影。《安東尼叔叔》多次獲選加拿大影史十大票選第一位,金尼獎後期分拆出來專頒給法語片的Prix Iris獎更曾以他來命名。晚年患上認知障礙症,於1986年離世。  

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1930. He graduated from medical school at the University of Montreal and continued his study at School of Theatre du Nouveau Monde. Ever since he finished his first short film Dément du lac Jean-Jeunes with Michel Brault in 1948, he had started his career as a director and an actor in the film industry. He entered National Film Board of Canada in 1956. His works include A Chairy Tale (1957), À tout prendre (1963), My Uncle Antoine (1971), and The Dame in Colour (1985). His films have received numerous international awards with the characteristics of direct cinema and the theme of Quiet Revolution. While A Chairy Tale earned him a 1958 British Academy Film Awards nomination, My Uncle Antoine notably received Best Feature Film at the Canadian Film Awards 1971. My Uncle Antoine was elected for several times the first place of Canadian films of all time. Prix Iris, separated from Genie Awards for francophone films, was once named after him. Jutra was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in early 80s and died in 1986.