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這位老師(美國/2018/劇情)

     THIS TEACHER

語言:英語、法語、阿拉伯語

 

法裔穆斯林女子Hafsia(凱撒獎得主阿芙皙雅艾薇飾演)去紐約市拜訪兒時好友,當年兩人都住在巴黎近郊治安不佳的區域。聚會變成一場災難,Hafsia偷了友人的信用卡和身份證明,溜到上州去住小木屋。她享受了有生以來第一次獨處,感受無邊界的生活。森林裡出現別人之後,自然之旅逐漸被偏見和懷疑取代,也反映出美國社會大眾的伊斯蘭恐懼症情節。

導演:馬克傑克森(《War Story》)

編劇:馬克傑克森,丹娜湯普森

製片:馬克傑克森,丹娜湯普森,吉吉葛拉芙,喬許曼德爾,哈維耶岡薩雷斯

製作公司:Right On Red Films

演員:阿芙皙雅艾薇(凱撒獎得主、威尼斯影展獲獎,得獎作品《家傳秘方》)
莎拉克茲密(《曖昧》), 露西華特斯,凱文肯恩,列夫高恩

獎項與影展:

  • 2018年本德電影節,最佳敘事長片入圍,馬克傑克森
  • 2018年本德電影節,最佳攝影,約翰巴爾
  • 2018年科克國際電影節,最佳影片入圍,馬克傑克森
  • 2018年洛杉磯電影節,最佳影片(美國劇情片獎),馬克傑克森
  • 2019年舞動奇蹟電影節閉幕片
  • 2018年倫敦影展正式入選

關於導演馬克傑克森 (from Press Kit):

入選Filmmaker雜誌最受矚目25位新導演,以優異成績畢業於加州大學文學系,之後於羅馬影城研讀電影。

 

首部片《Without》大獲好評:「深具啟發性」(綜藝報)、「扣人心弦」(Time Out London)、「近乎完美」(Movie City News)、「自信之作,展現精湛執導功力」(Indiewire)。第二部片《War Story》同樣備受讚譽:「令人看得目不轉睛」(洛杉磯時報)、「精彩演出」(好萊塢報導者)、「傑出的故事設計」(Film Threat)、「很有力量」(綜藝報)、「最具勇氣及人道精神的導演」(Screen Anarchy)。目前為止傑克森執導的作品共贏得包括獨立精神獎在內17個獎座,也曾入圍高譚獨立電影獎,也曾經在日舞影展、Cinereach及Skywalker Sound擔任研習生。

 

阿芙皙雅艾薇:

首部作品為法國與突尼西亞合製片《家傳秘方》,奪得2008年凱撒獎最受矚目新演員,及第64屆威尼斯獨立電影節馬斯楚安尼最佳新人獎。

凱文肯恩(info from Press Kit):

新作為馬丁史柯西斯執導的《愛爾蘭人》(Netflix),近期影視作品包括《姐姐愛最大》、《搶救千金》、《Lez Bomb 》、《Uncle Silas 》、《I'm Not Me 》(IFP Lab)、《芝加哥警署》第三季(NBC)、《艾米舒默的內心世界》全四季。

列夫高恩(info from Press Kit):

代表作為榮獲艾美獎肯定的FX原創影集《冷戰諜夢》,他在劇中飾演陰險狡詐的KGB探員ArkadyIvanovish。

影評(Visit Films):

「精彩之作……今年獨立製作的影片裡演員表現最精彩的一部」
Medium

「傑出劇本,幽默之中帶著悲哀,女星阿芙皙雅艾薇完美演出」
Film Threat

「深入刻畫角色,馬克傑克森執導,全片絕無冷場。」
Eye for Film

花絮:

《使女的故事》導演瑞德莫拉諾擔任本片監製。

 

THIS TEACHER(USA/2018/THRILLER/DRAMA)

     THIS TEACHER

Language: English, French, Arabic

 

HIS TEACHER follows a French Muslim woman (Cesar-winner HafsiaHerzi) as she travels to New York City to visit her childhood best friend from the rough neighborhoods outside of Paris. When the reunion proves disastrous, Hafsia steals her friend's credit card and identity, and disappears to a remote cabin upstate. Deep in the woods and alone for the first time in her life, she experiences a divine revelation of an existence without borders. But when she discovers that she's not alone on the property, Hafsia's sojourn in nature gradually descends into a terrifying study of the intolerance and suspicion she encounters and reflects back to an Islamophobic America.

Director:          Mark Jackson (War Story)

Writers:           Mark Jackson, Dana Thompson

Producers:               Mark Jackson, Dana Thompson, Gigi Graff, Josh Mandel,

                        Javier Gonzalez

Production Co:        Right On Red Films

Cast:                        HafsiaHerzi (Cesar Award Winner, The Secret of the Grain)
                        Sarah Kazemy (Circumstance), Kevin Kane, Lucy Walters,

                        Lev Gorn

Awards& Festivals:

  • Mark Jackson, Best Narrative Feature Nominee, BendFilm Festival, 2018.
  • John Barr, Best Cinematography, BendFilm Festival, 2018.
  • Mark Jackson, Best Film Nominee, Corn IF, 2018.
  • Mark Jackson, Best Film (US Fiction Award), Los Angeles FF, 2018.
  • Slamdance Film Festival (Closing Night Film), 2019.
  • Official Selection, BFI London Film Festival, 2018.

 

About the Director, Mark Jackson (from Press Kit):

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine's “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, Mark Jackson graduated magna cum laude with a degree in literature from the University of California and went on to study cinematography at Rome's Cinecittà Studios.

 

His first film WITHOUT was called “Stunningly evocative” (Variety) “Truly Mesmerizing” (Time Out London) and “Practically Perfect” (Movie City News) while featuring “The assured hand of a born filmmaker" (Indiewire). His second film WAR STORY was called “Riveting” (Los Angeles Times) “Superbly acted" (The Hollywood Reporter) “Masterfully designed" (Film Threat) “Powerful” (Variety) and "The bravest, most human filmmaking you can get" (Screen Anarchy). Jackson’s films have won 17 awards including an Independent Spirit Award and a Gotham Nomination. He is a Sundance, Cinereach and Skywalker Sound Fellow.

 

HafsiaHerzi:

She is best known for her debut role in the award-winning Franco-Tunisian feature The Secret of the Grain for which she won the award for most promising actress at the César Awards 2008, and the Marcello Mastroianni award, for best emerging actor or actress at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.

 

Kevin Kane (info from Press Kit):

Kevin Kane most recently completed filming a role in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (2019) (Netflix). Other recent film and TV credits include Trainwreck, Snatched, Lez Bomb, Uncle Silas, I'm Not Me (IFP Lab), Chicago P.D. - Season 3 (NBC) and all four seasons of Inside Amy Schumer.

 

Lev Gorn (info from Press Kit):

He is best known for playing the diabolical KGB agent ArkadyIvanovish on the Emmy- nominated FX series The Americans.

 

 

 

Reviews (Visit Films):

"Outstanding (...) Some of the finest acting you will see in an independent film this year."
Medium

"An exceptionally written, slyly funny yet emotionally harrowing film that is carried by HafsiaHerzi's incredible performance."
Film Threat

"An intense character study (...) director Mark Jackson keeps us constantly on edge."
Eye for Film

 

Trivia:

Executive produced by Reed Morano, executive producer and director of “A Handmaid’s Tale”