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SLAM (Film 2018) TEASER 1

Doc & Film

阿拉伯裔澳洲青年Ricky在郊區過著平靜生活,當他的妹妹Ameena失蹤,他的生活也因此天翻地覆,社區裡充滿懷疑與仇外情緒,很快就有人質疑她去敘利亞加入伊斯蘭國組織。在一個「後真相」的世界裡,Ricky不知能信任誰,也不曉得什麼才是對的,媒體24小時播出不實新聞,更讓他不知所措。

劇介

一名巴勒斯坦裔澳洲女孩在詩歌擂台表演之後失蹤,媒體報導指她是本土激進分子,跑去敘利亞加入伊斯蘭恐怖份子的陣營。

她的母親拒絕相信這些報導,她的哥哥早已與家人疏遠,卻因此被捲入過去的生活。

本片以一個穆斯林家庭為中心,描述具有移民背景的人如何面對懷疑與伊斯蘭恐懼症。

 

導演:帕瑟森古帕塔

製片:馬克艾默,特尼耶甘迺迪,麥克韋倫

製作公司:Dolce Vita Films,Invisible Republic,The Koop

演員:亞當巴克里,瑞秋布萊克,蕾貝卡布里茲,達琳娜艾爾喬迪

丹妮兒霍瓦,艾比阿齊茲,達米安希爾,盧爾德阿迪迪斯,朱利安馬龍,羅素迪克斯特拉

 

關於導演

·         帕瑟森古帕塔的第一部長片《Let the Wind Blow》在柏林影展首映,備受讚譽的第二部片《日出》在全球各大電影節放映,包括翠貝卡、釜山、慕尼黑、倫敦和雪梨。

·         帕瑟森古帕塔在班克斯敦藝術中心(Bankstown Art Centre)參加了詩歌擂台之後而寫了本片的劇本。「有位年輕的穆斯林女性,戴著面紗和頭巾走上舞台,迸發出強而有力的詩句和想法,」他回憶說。「一般人的印象是戴頭巾的穆斯林婦女都受到壓迫,生活在父權社會的環境下,然而這位年輕女性如此不同,她的話語如此有力,身為一個導演,那個畫面實在令我難忘。」

 

獎項:

·         2018年塔林黑夜電影節

o    基督教評審團獎入圍,帕瑟森古帕塔

o    費比西獎入圍,帕瑟森古帕塔

o    最佳導演入圍,帕瑟森古帕塔

o    大獎入圍

o    亞當巴克里,最佳男主角入圍

o    瑞秋布萊克,最佳女主角入圍

o    最佳劇本入圍

o    最佳攝影入圍

o    最佳配樂入圍

o    奈派克獎入圍,帕瑟森古帕塔

·         2019年法國對蹠點電影節,最佳女主角獎,瑞秋布萊克。

·         2019年澳洲電影攝影師協會,低成本長片類最佳攝影。

 

影展

·         2018年塔林黑夜影展正式入選。

 

影評:

·         「⋯⋯出色的慢節奏驚悚片,由旅外印度導演帕瑟森古帕塔(《日出》)執導⋯⋯」(綜藝報)

·         「⋯⋯《失控聲援》是一部切合時宜的懸疑驚悚片,必能在澳洲和國際上引起觀眾共鳴。」

·         澳洲影評人大衛斯特拉頓給予本片四顆星(滿分五分)。(維基百科)

·         澳洲報紙《衛報》將《失控聲援》列入2019年十大最佳影片之列。(維基百科)

·         《失控聲援》,打破常規的澳洲電影⋯⋯

 

花絮(IMDB):

·         集結國際演員陣容,包括亞當巴克里(奧斯卡入圍電影《奧瑪的抉擇》)、瑞秋布雷克(《陪睡美人》、《愛情無色無味》)以及艾比阿齊茲(《Let it Be Love》)。《失控聲援》在西雪梨郊區拍攝。

·         片中的詩歌由澳洲著名口語詩人和表演者坎迪羅耶爾(Candy Royalle)專門為本片所寫,她不幸於2018年6月去世。坎迪身為巴勒斯坦及黎巴嫩裔女同志,在舞台上帶來強而有力的演出,表演內容結合了女同志性解放和反殖民論述。

·         本片中飾演Shane的演員達米安希爾在2018年9月過世,生前代表作為自編、自製、自演的獨立電影《Pawno》。

蕾貝卡布里茲在本片飾演懷孕六個月的Sally,她在居住地紐約花了幾個月時間戴著假肚子度日,唯一一次被抓包是去鞋店試穿高跟鞋。

Doc & Film

Ricky is a young Arab Australian whose peaceful suburban life is turned on its head when his sister, Ameena, disappears without trace. In a climate of distrust and xenophobia, she is soon suspected of having joined the ranks of ISIS in Syria. In a ‘post-facts’ world, Ricky no longer knows who to believe, his sense of what’s right or the 24 hour media cycle of spin.

Synopsis

When a young Australian girl of Palestinian origin disappears the night after her slam poetry performance, the media runs stories which suggest she is a home-grown radical who went to Syria to join Islamic terrorists.

Her mother refuses to believe the reports and her brother, who was estranged from the family, is dragged back into a world he thought he had escaped.

 

Centring the lives of a Muslim family, the film tackles migrant identity against an intense backdrop of distrust and Islamophobia. 

 

Director:          Partho Sen-Gupta

Producer:                Marc Irmer, Tenille Kennedy, Michael Wrenn

Production Co:        Dolce Vita Films, Invisible Republic, The Koop

Cast:                        Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi, 

Danielle Horvat, Abbey Aziz, Damian Hill, Lourdes Abdishou, 

Julian Maroun, Russell Dykstra

 

About the Director

  • Partho Sen-Gupta’s first feature Let the Wind Blow premiered at Berlinale and his acclaimed second feature Sunrise screened at film festivals around the world including Tribeca, Busan, Munich, BFI London and Sydney. 
  • Interview
  • Sen-Gupta was inspired to write Slam after going to a Slam Poetry night at Bankstown Art Centre. “At one point this this young Muslim woman wearing a veil, a hijab, came on stage and she was this outburst of really strong verse and really powerful ideas,” he recalls. “We have this impression that Muslim women wearing the hijab are oppressed and they live in this very patriarchal society and here’s this young woman with such a presence, such powerful words. I was really struck by that image as a filmmaker.” -

 

Awards

  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2018
  • Partho Sen-Gupta, Ecumenical Jury Prize Nominee
  • Partho Sen-Gupta, FIPRESCI Prize Nominee
  • Nomination for Best Director in Partho Sen-Gupta
  • Grand Prize Nominee
  • Adam Bakri, Best Actor Nominee
  • Rachael Blake, Best Actress Nominee
  • Best Screenplay Nominee
  • Best Cinematographer Nominee
  • Best Music Nominee
  • Partho Sen-Gupta, Nextpac Award Nominee.

 

  • Best Actress Award to Rachael Blake, Festival des Antipodes, France, 2019.
  • Best Cinematography in a Low Cost Feature Film, Australian Cinematographers Society, 2019.

 

Festivals

  • Official Selection, Tallinn Black Nighjts FF, 2018.

 

Reviews:

  • “...an outstanding slow-burn thriller by expat Indian filmmaker Partho Sen-Giptha (“Sunrise“).... – Variety

 

  • “... “Slam is a timely, suspenseful thriller that will resonate with audiences both in Australia and internationally.” -

 

  • The Australian critic David Stratton recommended the film with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. – Wikipedia

 

  • The Australian newspaper The Guardian placed Slam in the list of the ten best films of 2019. – Wikipedia

 

  • Slam – the Australian movie that has broken the mould... -

 

Trivia (IMDB):

  • Featuring an international cast including Adam Bakri, star of Oscar-nominated film Omar, Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana) and Abbey Aziz (Let it Be Love), Slam will be filmed in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. -

 

 

  • The Slam poetry featured in the film have been written specially for the film by famous Australian spoken word poet and performer Candy Royalle who unfortunately passed away in June 2018. Candy was a Palestinian-Lebanese queer woman who was ferocious on stage, offering audiences a heady mix of lesbian sexual liberation and searing anti-colonial orations.

 

  • Actor & filmmaker Damian Hill, best known as writer, producer and star of indie film Pawno, aged 42, who played the character of Shane in Slam passed away in September 2018.
  • Rebecca Breeds who plays a six month pregnant, Sally in Slam practiced wearing a prosthetic bump for months in everyday life in New York (where she lives). The only time she was caught out was when she went into a shoe shop to try out a pair of very high heels.