蘇維埃大事件
The Event
導演 Director:沙基羅斯尼薩 Sergei Loznitsa

比利時、荷蘭 Belgium, Netherlands | 2015 | 74 分鐘 min | 黑白 B&W | DCP
俄語、英語對白,英文字幕 In Russsian and English with English subtitles

16/1 (四 Thur) 7:30pm

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

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1991年8月,一群蘇聯共產黨元老發動政變,挾持總統戈爾巴喬夫,企圖阻止體制改革。他們控制國家電視台及電台,宣布全國進入緊急狀態,停止所有新聞傳遞,電台亦只能重複播放柴可夫斯基的《天鵝湖》。這些舉動促使民怨爆發,成千上萬的群眾上街示威,令政變在短短三日之內瓦解,更加快了蘇聯解體的進程。二十多年後,導演沙基羅斯尼薩集合當年八位攝影師在聖彼得堡街頭拍攝的片段,無縫地剪輯成這部紀錄片。雖然發生在遠遠的俄羅斯,並時隔多年,但那些示威集會、架設路障、文宣派發的畫面,強大的群眾人民力量,滲透各種和勇矛盾,都必然令香港觀眾想起近來的體驗。本來是充滿希望的運動,但電影黑白的畫面卻籠罩着沉重的氛圍,大慨在暗示,昔日的革命換不到理想的民主,今天的俄羅斯仍是既得利益者的天下。若要光復家園,革命的步伐是不能休止的。

In 1991, a group of eight high-ranking Soviet officials staged a coup in attempt to wrestle power from President Mikhail Gorbachev, whose reforms are set to spell the end of the USSR. As Gorbachev was detained, the coup leaders seized television and radio stations—playing nothing but communist declaration of emergency and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Twenty-some years later, Loznitsa edited footage from eight cameramen in then Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) during those three disquieting days into this fly-on-the-wall documentary (except there are few literal walls but plenty of open space). Scenes of public demonstrations and impromptu roadblocks will be undoubtedly familiar to the Hong Kong audience. Eagle-eyed viewers will even spot a young Vladimir Putin for a short second. Although this short but momentous event became the last nail in the coffin for the former communist superpower, one can sense that the film shows little interest in painting a fist-pumping inspirational tale of revolution. The measured black-and-white images present the desperate desire of the people for a democratic Russia. But history and current events have painfully reminded us that the dark night is far from over, and the fight must go on.

2016 安娜堡影展最佳紀錄片
Best Documentary Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2016

2016 俄羅斯影評人工會獎白象獎最佳紀錄片
Best Documentary, White Elephant, Russian Guild of Film Critics 2016

沙基羅斯尼薩 Sergei Loznitsa

生於巴拉諾維奇,後來在烏克蘭的基輔成長。1987年畢業於基輔理工學院的應用數學系後,前往莫斯科就讀莫斯科國立電影學院,並於1997年畢業。自1996年來執導超過二十部獲獎的紀錄片以及四部劇情片。第一部劇情長片《你快樂我大鑊》(2010)首映於第六十三屆康城影展的正式競賽單元,其後憑着《霧裏人鬼神》(2012)再度進入競賽單元並獲得國際影評人聯盟獎。紀錄片《佔領廣場》(2014) 再次入選康城影展,在特别放映單元中舉行世界首映。《鐵幕溫柔女子》(2017)第三度進入康城影展正式競賽單元;次年完成劇情片《瘋狂的邊境》(2018),榮獲為第七十一屆康城影展「一種關注」的最佳導演獎。其他作品《蘇維埃大事件》(2015)、《莫斯科大審判》(2018)與State Funeral(2019)亦入選威尼斯影展的特別放映單元。在2013年成立了電影製片與發行公司ATOMS & VOID,活躍於製作紀錄片與劇情長片兩個領域。  

Born in Baranovici (USSR) and grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. After graduation from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Applied Mathematics in 1987, he studied feature filmmaking at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow and graduated in 1997. He has been making films since 1996, and by now he has directed beyond 20 award-winning documentaries and 4 fiction films. His feature debut My Joy (2010) premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes, and was followed by the feature film In the Fog (2012), which was awarded FIPRESCI prize at the same festival. His documentary Maidan (2014) had its world premiere at a Séance Special of Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, he presented his third feature A Gentle Creature (2017) in the competition of the Cannes Film Festival, and in the next year he was awarded Best Directing of the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival for his fourth feature film Donbass (2018). His other feature-length documentaries, The Event (2015), The Trial (2018) and State Funeral (2019) were presented at the Special Screenings of the Venice Film Festival. He founded a film production company ATOMS & VOID in 2013. Sergei Loznitsa continues to work both in documentary and feature genres.