節目介紹 Introduction

L'EQUILIBRIO Bande Annonce (2019) Drame

語言:義大利語

40歲的神父Giuseppe面臨信仰與心靈危機。他出身坎佩尼亞地區,先在非洲傳道一段時間,之後回到羅馬的小教區服務,他請求主教將他調回家鄉,希望能為自己的出生地盡一份力,主教答應了他。Giuseppe開車來到那不勒斯附近一個有許多公寓大樓及社會住宅的小鎮,

這個教區神父是Don Antonio,今年55歲,充滿個人魅力也備受當地尊重,他帶領當地居民反對違法傾倒工業廢棄物。黑手黨在當地營運垃圾掩埋場,在野外非法傾倒並燃燒廢棄物,有毒廢棄物造成環境污染,當地人稱之為「火之地」。

Don Antonio因努力有成而被調回羅馬,Giuseppe將接下他的職位。45歲的修女Sour Antonietta在當地照顧兒童,共同負責這個教區。

Don Antonio離開之前,把當地情形告訴Giuseppe,也介紹了當地居民給他認識,包括癌症患者Maria,她正在尋找失散多年的兒子Saveio;40歲、顏面傷殘的Gaetano,他是當地黑手黨首腦;8歲的祭壇助手Daniele,他因為球場被一隻山羊佔據而成天在街頭踢足球;以及30歲的婦女Assunta,Don Antonio表示她有嚴重的精神疾病。

Don Antonio離開之後,Giuseppe以行動證明自己,先幫Daniele把足球場打掃乾淨,重新開放場地,在一個吸毒者聚集的地方找到Saverio,說服他回家看母親。他盡心盡力幫助社區居民,這時Assunta告訴他一個秘密:她的伴侶侵犯她的十歲女兒。

Giuseppe尋求Don Antonio的協助以查出真相,但Don Antonio質疑Assunta的說法。Giuseppe也遭到Gaetano威嚇,但他堅決找出真相,無論付出多大代價,他絕對不放棄Assunta母女。

編劇/導演:文森佐馬拉

製片:路易吉姆西尼,奧莉維亞姆西尼,西撒艾波利托

製作公司: Cinemaundici, Lama Film, Rai Cinema, Ela Folm

發行公司:Warner Bros Italy, Les Films du Camelia

演員:米莫波瑞里,羅貝托德高迪奧,盧西奧吉安內提,吉賽貝丹布羅西奧,法蘭切絲卡薩澤拉,奧蒂利亞拉涅里,保羅薩森內里,艾絲翠馬洛尼,法蘭西斯科皮歐羅曼諾

影展與獎項(義大利電影):
2020年巴斯提亞一定義大利電影節觀摩片
2018年不布宜諾斯艾利斯國際電影節:Careers
2018年哥本哈根義大利電影節
2018年Open Roads新義大利電影
2018年布宜諾斯艾利斯義大利電影節
2017年伊斯坦堡義大利電影節
2017年倫敦電影節:Journey
2017年釜山影展:世界電影單元
2017年威尼斯影展威尼斯日平行單元,魔法時刻獎最佳新人獎(米莫波瑞里)
2017年馬德里義大利電影節:長片類
2017年中歐義大利電影節
2017年巴塞隆納義大利電影節:長片類
2017年聖保羅國際電影節:國際觀點
2017年威尼斯影展威尼斯日平行單元最佳影片入圍
影評:
樸實動人的一部片,就像片中主角。(好萊塢報導者)
花絮
本片原先以紀錄片的形式開拍,但過程中碰到諸多壓力,並出現來自地方上的阻撓,最後改成一部融合了現實的劇情片,引起觀眾諸多討論。

EQUILIBRIUM (ITALY/2017/DRAMA)

L'EQUILIBRIO

Language: Italian

 

Thoughts have led to a crisis in the faith and spiritual journey of GIUSEPPE, a forty-year-old priest from Campania, who after spending time as a missionary in Africa now works in a small diocese in Rome. Giuseppe asks the bishop for a transfer – his dream is to make himself useful in a town in his area of birth – and the bishop grants his wish. Giuseppe drives to a small town near Naples, full of enormous apartment blocks of social housing.

The parish priest for the area is DON ANTONIO, a highly charismatic and eloquent fifty-five-year-old, who is a local authority, listened to and respected by all. As a matter of fact, Don Antonio has been fighting a battle against the pollution due to the illegal dumping of industrial waste there in the infamous Terra dei Fuochi, or land of fires, where the local Mafia runs refuse collection operations, illegally dumping and burning waste in the open countryside.

Don Antonio has been called up to Rome on his own merits: Giuseppe will take his place. The parish is managed alongside SUOR ANTONIETTA, a forty-five-year-old nun who takes care of the children.

Before leaving, Don Antonio shows Giuseppe the realities of the area, and so he meets: MARIA, a cancer sufferer, who asks him to track down her son SAVERIO, whom she has not seen in years; GAETANO, a forty-year-old with a disfigured face who controls the current dominant clan of the local mafia; DANIELE, an eight-year-old altar boy who spends his days playing football in the street because the parish pitch is occupied by a goat; and finally ASSUNTA, a problematic 30-year-old mother who, according to Don Antonio, suffers from serious mental health problems.

Once he is alone, Giuseppe wants to prove himself a worthy successor to Don Antonio, and so he busies himself. He cleans up and reopens the pitch for Daniele and his friends, he goes in search of SAVERIO and finds him in a park frequented only by drug addicts, and convinces him to go and see his mother. He tries to help the community in every way possible, until Assunta lets him in on an ugly secret: her partner abuses her daughter of just ten.

Giuseppe wants to get to the bottom of this, and asks for help from Don Antonio; he, however, casts doubt on Assunta's reality. Giuseppe is threatened by Gaetano, but with great determination and courage he is able to uncover the truth, but he is left out on his own. Giuseppe cannot abandon Assunta and her daughter though, however high the price may be.

 

Writer/Director:Vincenzo Marra

Producer:Luigi Musini, Olivia Musini, Cesare Apolito

Production Co:Cinemaundici, Lama Film, Rai Cinema, Ela Folm

Distributor:Warner Bros Italy, Les Films du Camelia

Cast: Mimmo Borrelli, Roberto Del Gaudio, Lucio Giannetti,Giuseppe D’Ambrosio, Francesa Zazzera, Autilia Ranieri,Paolo Sassanelli, Astrid Meloni, Franceso Pio Romano

Festivals and Awards (Film Italia):
Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia 2020: Hors-Compétition
BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2018: Careers
Cinema Made in Italy - Copenhagen 2018
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018
Semana de Cine Italiano - Buenos Aires 2018
Appointment with the Italian Cinema in Istanbul 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017: Journey
Busan International Film Festival 2017: World Cinema
La Biennale di Venezia 2017: Giornate degli Autori - Lanterna Magica Award, NuovoImaie Talent Award (Mimmo Borrelli)
Madrid Italian Film Festival 2017: Largometrajes
MittelCinemaFest 2017
Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona 2017: Largometrajes
Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2017: Perspectiva internacional
Best Film Nominee (Venice Day), Venice Film Festival 2017
 
Reviews:
Modest but stubbornly effective, like its protagonist. - THR
 
Trivia
A sober, composed drama, the film began as a documentary and, due to the increasing pressure felt by the director and the obstacles encountered in the local area, was forced to evolve into something else, a fiction feature film that blurs the lines of truth, and leaves the audience with many pressing questions.