十四顆蘋果
14 Apples
導演 Director:趙德胤 Midi Z

台灣、緬甸 Taiwan, Myanmar|2018|84 分鐘 min|彩色 Colour|DCP| 緬甸語對白,中英文字幕 In Burmese with Chinese and English subtitles

22/1 (二 Tue) 7:45pm

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

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繼《挖玉石的人》(2015)、《翡翠之城》(2016)後,趙德胤再回緬甸完成紀錄長片,然而這次身分並不單純,王興洪從頭到尾不望鏡頭,非常投入地「演」這個有任務在身的角色,奉母之名,到來做十四天和尚,吃十四顆蘋果,藉此治療失眠。台港觀眾或許聯想到《行者》系列,王興洪之於趙德胤,倒真有點像李康生在蔡明亮的電影裡,只是王興洪外型氣質更加草根入俗。《行者》苦行慢走,趙德胤指示王興洪的演出絕對是順流而行了,將自己放到山村隨時間流去,從而拍到和尚點算奉獻金,他們之間的對話世俗帶粗鄙;又拍下五名婦女走一段長路去打水,王興洪作為特權階級,不消一分鐘盡情用來洗身,有點荒謬,有點批判,說穿了還是一種包容鄉土的行徑。

Filmmaker Midi Z returns to Myanmar for another feature documentary after Jade Miners (2015) and City of Jade (2016). In hopes of alleviating his insomnia, Wang Shin-hong follows his mother’s advice to live as a monk for fourteen days as he eats an apple each day. Perhaps viewers could be reminded of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series, featuring actor Lee Kang-sheng’s monk character traversing in a deliberate pace. Wang is to Midi Z what Lee is to Tsai, except Wang exudes an even stronger working class aura. Midi Z’s naturalistic style follows Wang, who did not even bat an eye to the camera, and captures worldly antics such as monks counting alms. But there’s also a scene in which five women walked a long way to carry water for Wang to shower leisurely. Such jarring embrace of his special privilege is part absurdity and part judgment. Yet there is a sense of acceptance towards the native’s way of life.

2018柏林影展論壇單元 Berlinale 2018 Forum selection
2018台北電影節最佳紀錄片提名 Nominated for Best Documentary, Taipei Film Festival 2018

趙德胤 Midi Z

生於緬甸,十六歲到台灣留學,先後獲得設計的學士及碩士學位。現時於台灣、緬甸及中國拍攝電影。
2011年各以不足一萬元美金完成三部劇情片,包括《歸來的人》(2011)、《窮人。榴槤。麻藥。偷渡客》(2012)及《冰毒》(2014)。《窮人。榴槤。麻藥。偷渡客》入圍法國南特三大洲電影節,《冰毒》則獲愛丁堡國際電影節國際電影競賽項目最佳影片,並代表台灣角逐奧斯卡最佳外語片。近作《再見瓦城》(2016)獲得威尼斯影展國際影評周最佳影片,並獲提名金馬獎最佳導演。
除了劇情片製作,趙德胤暫時亦拍攝了三部紀錄片。第二部作品《翡翠之城》(2016)於柏林影展首映,提名亞太電影大獎最佳紀錄片,並於2017年贏得日本山形國際紀錄片影展最佳紀錄片。《十四顆蘋果》(2018)再次入圍柏林影展。

Born in Myanmar, Midi Z went to study in Taiwan at the age of sixteen and obtained a BA and an MFA in Design. Currently, he makes films in Taiwan, Myanmar and China.
Since 2011 Midi has made three feature films, each with a budget smaller than ten thousand US dollars. They include Return to Burma (2011), which received the Hubert Bals Fund, Poor Folk (2012), which was in competition at the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes and Ice Poison (2014), which won Best International Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and represented Taiwan at the Foreign Language Oscars in 2014. In 2016, Midi’s latest feature, The Road to Mandalay, won Best Feature Film FEDEORA Award in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival and nominated for Best Director at the 53th Golden Horse Awards.
In addition to the features, Midi has made three documentaries to date. In 2016, his second documentary, City of Jade, which premiered at the Berlinale, was nominated for Best Documentary at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and won the Special Mention award at the 2017 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. In 2018, Midi’s third documentary, 14 Apples, premiered at the Berlinale.