理工學院屠殺案
Polytechnique
導演 Director : 丹尼斯維爾諾夫 Denis Villeneuve

加拿大 Canada | 2009 | 82 分鐘 min | 黑白 B&W | 35mm 法語對白,英文字幕 In French with English subtitles

4/8 (日 Sun) 8:00pm

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

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立志當航太工程師的學生Valérie,被面試官質疑她身為女性,終究會結婚生育。上課期間,槍手衝進來,叫所有男生離開,同班同學Jean-François一念之間想留下來不果,向外求援卻錯失救人機會。《理工學院屠殺案》重演1989年發生於加拿大滿地可工程學院的慘劇,仇恨女性的槍手在校園奪去十四位女生的性命,大部分也是工程系學生。導演丹尼斯維爾諾夫尚未變為一線荷里活大導前,最為扎根魁北克本土之作,從生還者和行凶者的角度,透過細膩而獨特的視覺語言,為九十年代初魁北克社會的陰霾,補上其中一塊拼圖。電影發行距慘劇發生只有二十年,導演小心翼翼刪走槍手的名字,也抹去事後坊間對他的批判,全片黑白處理進一步把距離拉遠,慘劇的動機、後遺留待歷史和觀眾定奪,容易讓人想起近年多宗死傷慘重的自殺式襲擊事件。

Valérie is an engineering student who is doubted by her interviewer because a woman is supposedly going to end up being married with children. During class, a gunman barges in and orders all the men to leave. Fellow student Jean-François fails to stay behind as his attempt to rescue the victims goes nowhere. Polytechnique is based on the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, in which 14 female engineering students were killed by a misogynist gunman. Director Denis Villeneuve made this independent film with strong Quebecois roots before establishing himself as an acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker. His debut feature offers a piece of the puzzle that tells the story of a somber Quebecois society in the 1990s. Since the film was released only 20 years after the real-life tragedy, the director deliberately omitted the killer’s name and the social commentary in the aftermath. The use of black-and-white cinematography creates a certain distance from the specific event, allowing viewers to relate it to the numerous mass shootings in recent years.

2010加拿大金尼獎最佳電影、最佳導演、最佳原著劇本、最佳女主角、最佳攝影
Best Motion Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Cinematography at Genie Awards, Canada 2010

丹尼斯維爾諾夫 Denis VILLENEUVE

1967年魁北克出生,於滿地可魁北克大學修讀電影,之後執導了無數短片與錄像。長片作品包括《8月32日》(1998)、《漩渦》(2000)、《理工學院屠殺案》(2009)等。《理工學院屠殺案》一作於2010加拿大金尼獎獲得眾多獎項,包括最佳電影、最佳導演、最佳原著劇本、最佳女主角及最佳攝影。丹尼斯維爾諾夫將事業擴展至荷里活,成為一線大導,將創傷、記憶及身份的主題帶進主流視野,作品有《母親的告白》(2010)、《罪迷宮》(2013)、《心敵》(2013)、《毒裁者》(2015)、《天煞異降》(2016)、《銀翼殺手2049》(2017),憑《天煞異降》,丹尼斯維爾諾夫成為魁北克單部作品獲取八項奧斯卡金像獎提名的第一人。目前為止丹尼斯.維爾諾夫已取得廿二項金尼獎獎項、五項加拿大影視獎獎項及廿六項Prix Iris獎項。  

Born in 1967 in Quebec, Canada. He made his directorial debut with August 32nd on Earth (1998). He made his award-winning follow-up, Maëlstrom (2000) and Polytechnique (2009). Polytechnique won Best Motion Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Cinematography at Genie Awards 2010. Denis Villeneuve extended his career to Hollywood and became one of the top-ranked directors. He moved to the mainstream with his signature themes of trauma, identity, and memory. His incredible films include Incendies (2010), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), Sicario (2015), Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Arrival received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Achievement in Direction — the first ever for a Quebec director. So far, Denis Villeneuve has won 22 Genie Awards, five Canadian Screen Awards, and 26 Prix Iris.