自由行
A Family Tour
導演 Director:應亮 Ying Liang

台灣、香港、新加坡、馬來西亞 Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia|2018|107 分鐘 min|彩色 Colour|DCP|國語、粵語、台語對白,中英文字幕 In Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles

21/1 (一 Mon) 7:45pm*

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

*設映後問答
Post-screening Q&A

購票 Ticketing

流亡香港多年的導演應亮,今次回歸自身,夫子自道,在兩位編劇的幫助下,將短片《媽媽的口供》(2017 )擴展成一個完整的長片故事。同樣流亡香港的主角內地女導演楊樞,借參加台灣一個電影節之行暗渡陳倉,帶着丈夫兒子與跟團來台旅遊的母親團聚,但路途上仍然且聚且散,相見難時別亦難,政治帶來的阻隔,縱使人已身處異境,也走不出自由的意志,兩代人仍然要思考何去何從、化解生活矛盾。電影的主題顯然冒時代之大不韙,卻沒有避重就輕,電影人的自持、家人的羈絆、外人的不解都不是如想像般簡單,導演卻從容不迫地展示,加上自身過往的經歷造就了得天獨厚的劇本素材、豐富的細節,轉化成畫面亦宛如一種本色影像,拍來特別得心應手,直如探囊取物。

After years of exile in Hong Kong, Chinese director Ying Liang returns with a deeply personal self-reflection based on his short film I Have Nothing to Say (2017). Like him, his protagonist Yang Shu is an exiled director living in Hong Kong. Seizing an opportunity while she attends a film festival in Taiwan with her husband and son, her mother joins a tour from China as a pretense for their family reunion. However, their reunion can only happen clandestinely due to the strict monitoring of the tour company. Even though they are in a foreign place, politics still separates them and restricts their free will. Both generations still need to ponder their future and deal with everyday dilemmas. The film’s theme is unmistakably righteous while refusing to avoid the thorny issues. Neither the filmmaker’s persistence nor the family members’ constraint is as simple as outsiders could imagine. The director effortlessly turns autobiographical material into a perceptive work of art.

2018盧卡諾電影節主競賽單元 Locarno International Film Festival 2018 competition
2018溫哥華國際電影節 Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 selection
2018釜山國際電影節 Busan International Film Festival 2018 selection

應亮 Ying Liang

中國獨立電影導演,生於上海,於北京及重慶完成學業後,移居於四川省自貢市。1999年完成導演處女作,陸續發表四部劇情長片,以及十多套短片作品,包括《背鴨子的男孩》(2005)、《另一半》(2006)、《好貓》(2008)、《慰問》(2009)、《我還有話要說》(2012)、《九月二十八日‧晴》(2016),並於不同的國際影展取得重要獎項,如東京Filmex國際電影節評審團特別獎、布里斯班國際電影節費比西國際影評人聯盟獎,鹿特丹國際電影節最佳短片老虎獎、盧卡諾國際電影節最佳導演和最佳女演員、金馬獎最佳劇情短片等。  

A Chinese independent filmmaker, was born in Shanghai. He had studied in Beijing and Chongqing before settling down in the city of Zigong in Sichuan Province. He made his directorial debut in 1999, and since then, has made four feature films and more than a dozen shorts, including Taking Father Home (2005), The Other Half (2006), Good Cats (2008), When Night Falls (2012), Condolences (2009), and A Sunny Day (2016). These were greeted with a number of important prizes at international film festivals, including the Special Jury Prize at Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Prize at Brisbane International Film Festival, the Tiger Award for the Best Short at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Director & Best Actress at Locarno International Film Festival, Best Live Action Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards, etc.