十月危城
October
導演 Director : 皮亞法拉度 Pierre Falardeau

加拿大 Canada | 1994 | 98 分鐘 min | 彩色 Colour | HD 法語對白,英文字幕 In French with English subtitles

4/8 (日 Sun) 5:00pm

香港藝術中心古天樂電影院
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

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本身擁護魁北克獨立、同時也是魁省最離經叛道的導演皮亞法拉度極具爭議性的作品。魁北克解放陣線的四人小隊Chénier cell年紀最小只得十九歲,他們之中沒有一個是天生暴戾之徒,在民族抗爭理念下綁架勞工部長Pierre Laporte,七天之內形勢急變,隨着戰爭措施的法令(請參考《命令》)頒佈,他們更走上抗命公民與政治犯的邊緣,最諷刺的場面莫過於其中三人竭力營救衝破窗渾身是血的Laporte。皮亞法拉度無意用全知角度交代事件來龍去脈,鏡頭一直緊貼四人,與人質困於一室一起聽收音機,憧憬談判成果,也一起跌進無助及絕望的深淵。由於反對影片立場偏頗的聲音不絕,投資者一再易手,影片拖了十年才獲得公映,法拉度沉着氣完成一部對殺人罪行負責任的人性佳品。

Sovereigntist director Pierre Falardeau’s controversial film focuses on the Chénier Cell of Front de libération du Québec (FLQ). None of the cell’s four members are portrayed as natural born criminals by Quebec’s most subversive filmmaker. Their sovereignty movement leads them to kidnap Labour Minister Pierre Laporte. The situation escalates rapidly within a week as the Canadian government enforces War Measures Act (see Orderers). Hence the cell members take a leap from civil disobedience to the fringes of political criminality. Ironically, three of them furiously try to save a bloodied Laporte. Falardeau is not interested in retelling the whole truth from all possible perspectives. His lens tightly follows the four cell members and their captive, as they listen to the radio in hopes of a negotiation outcome. Yet together they fall into a pit of helplessness and hopelessness. Since there was strong opposition against the film’s political position, investors had backed away in the process that delayed the film 10 years before its release. Still, Falardeau’s completed a great film with a strong sense of responsibility for the murderous crime.

皮亞法拉度 Pierre FALARDEAU

1946年生於加拿大滿地可。曾於滿地可大學修讀人類學。人類學及民族學的背景使皮亞法拉度提起對拍攝紀錄片的興趣。皮亞法拉度於70年代初執導了數部社會議題的紀錄片,其中Continuons le combat(1971)是他的首部電影。1981年與Julien Poulin合作的短片Elvis Gratton(1981)獲空前的成功,獲得了1983金尼奬最佳短片。眾多電影中,爭議最大的莫過於《十月危城》(1994)。《十月危城》以加拿大1970年的十月危機為主軸,並以綁架者的角度探索人物的動機,可見皮亞法拉度捍衛魁北克權益的功勞。皮亞法拉度是著名的魁北克獨立提倡者,於2002年獲得年度愛國者的名銜。2009年因癌症病逝。  

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1946. He studied anthropology and ethnology at the University of Montreal, where he became interested in documentary filmmaking. He directed several social documentaries, the first of which was Continuons le combat (1971). The short film Elvis Gratton (1981), collaborated with Julien Poulin, was a huge success and was rewarded the best short film at Genie Award 1983. Among all his works, the most controversial one was October (1994), which based its story on the October Crisis in 1970 and told with the angle of the kidnappers. Given his contribution of defending Quebec’s interests and rights and his activism for Quebec independence, he was titled as Patriot of the Year in 2002. In 2009, he passed away due to cancer.