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THE TOWER by Mats Grorud | Trailer | GeoMovies

劇介

當今的黎巴嫩貝魯特。Wardi是一名11歲巴勒斯坦女孩,她家人住在她出生的難民營中。她心愛的曾祖父Sidi在1948年被逐出家園,成為最早定居該營地的人。

 

劇介

當今的黎巴嫩貝魯特。

Wardi是一名11歲巴勒斯坦女孩,和家人住在她出生的難民營中。她心愛的曾祖父Sidi在1948年被逐出家園,成為最早定居該營地的人。Sidi把位在加利利老家的鑰匙交給Wardi,她擔心曾祖父再也不抱回家的希望。她在營地周圍試著為Sidi找回失去的希望,也收集了一代代家人的證詞。

 

《來自高塔的願望》是一部動畫長片,以黎巴嫩難民營裡巴勒斯坦難民真實遭遇為基礎,繼而發想出來的動人故事,描述Wardi和曾祖父之間的緊密關係,以及曾祖父為了讓Wardi過上體面生活而做出的犧牲。家人之間的親情,正向面對未來的信心,可以克服難民營裡的艱困生活。

 

本片根據與黎巴嫩巴勒斯坦難民的訪問來製作。

 

劇介

Wardi是一名11歲巴勒斯坦女孩,和家人住在她出生的難民營中。某天,Sidi把位在加利利老家的鑰匙交給Wardi,她擔心曾祖父再也不抱回家的希望。

 

劇介

麥茲格魯德以《來自高塔的願望》中流亡至貝魯特的11歲女孩的視角,描繪了一場橫跨70年的衝突。1948年以色列建國以來,25萬巴勒斯坦人被迫流離失所,大多數人從未回到家園。

 

劇介

挪威導演麥茲格魯德的第一部長片《來自高塔的願望》(2019),以充滿同理心的視角,來描繪一名住在貝魯特巴勒斯坦難民營的女孩,如何在困境中尋找自己的身份認同。

 

編劇/導演:麥茲格魯德

製片:弗羅德索伯斯塔

製作公司:Tenk.tv, Les Contes Modernes, Cinenic Film

演員:羅米娜阿德卡斯拉維,米卡利斯卡勞斯嘉耐茲,艾薩邁加,穆罕默德拜克利,莫娜哈瓦

 

獎項(IMDB):

  • 2019年挪威亞曼達獎最佳兒童電影入圍
  • 2019年挪威亞曼達獎最佳剪輯入圍
  • 2018年開羅國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2018年艾米爾獎長片類最佳聲音設計入圍
  • 2018年奧斯陸南方影展觀眾票選獎入圍,麥茲格魯德

 

獎項:

  • 2018年芝加哥國際兒童電影節麗芙烏曼和平獎,專業評審團,最佳動畫長片二等獎
  • 2019年Skip City 國際影展觀眾票選獎大獎
  • 2019年阿尼巴爾動畫電影節最佳長片
  • 2019年首爾國際動漫節大獎

 

獎項

  • 2021年MONSTRA里斯本動畫電影節最佳配樂

 

影展:

  • 2018年釜山影展
  • 2019年挪威亞曼達獎
  • 2018年塞薩洛尼基影展
  • 2018年赫爾辛基國際電影節
  • 2018年巴勒斯坦Cinema Days
  • 2019年會海法獨立影展
  • 2019年柏林阿拉伯影展
  • 2019年首爾國際動漫節

 

麥茲格魯德訪談:

麥茲格魯德是挪威籍電影導演和動畫師,之前曾執導過兩部短片,並在多部長片、紀錄片和音樂錄影帶擔任動畫師。當他小的時候,他的母親在黎巴嫩的難民營擔任護士。1990年代,他曾在「塔中之塔」難民營擔任英語和動畫老師,並在黎巴嫩貝魯特美國大學就讀。他根據難民的證詞和自己的經驗,寫成了第一部長片《來自高塔的願望》的劇本。(宣傳素材)

  • 《來自高塔的願望》是挪威動畫導演麥茲格魯德的第一部作品,他在「塔中之塔」難民營當過一年志工。本片充滿了豐富的生活經驗,麥茲格魯德甚至還加入了他在營地認識的人的照片。他花了八年時間籌拍本片(六年發想,兩年製作),終於在去年的安錫國際動畫影展觀摩片單元首映。
  • 挪威出生的麥茲格魯德在貝魯特以南郊區的「塔中之塔」難民營工作了一年,收集了許多難民的故事。他以這段經歷寫成了Wardi的故事(由羅米娜阿德卡斯拉維配音),她是一個聰明但害羞的青少女,出生在難民營中,悲哀的是她已是家裡住在該營地的第四代成員。Wardi與她的曾祖父Sidi(米卡利斯卡勞斯嘉耐茲配音)最為親近,本片以祖孫關係為起點,穿插他們在「塔中之塔」難民營的生活以及70年的流亡史,描述巴勒斯坦人無奈的困境。
  • 麥茲格魯德在紅十字會聯盟建立的「塔中之塔」難民營擔任動畫老師,那裡收容了來自以色列北部的巴勒斯坦難民。他根據在難民營的經驗和調查而創造了《來自高塔的願望》的故事。

 

影評:

  • 「挪威導演麥茲格魯德的處女作,溫柔地訴說生活在黎巴嫩巴勒斯坦難民營的的家庭的故事。」
  • 「……麥茲格魯德以細膩和人性的手法,避免把重量放在戰爭上,而是透過一個家庭的不同世代描繪出充滿感情的故事……」
  • 「……以富有表現力的動畫方法,結合偶動畫與2D動畫,讓看似非常成人的話題也能為年輕觀眾所接受……」
  • 挪威動畫導演麥茲格魯德的首部作品是關於貝魯特巴勒斯坦難民的影片,在安錫國際動畫影展觀摩片單元首映。
  • 本片以英語發音而非以角色的母語阿拉伯語,可能會令人感覺對話不太自然。
  • 「片子透過一個小女孩的眼光,描繪出難民家庭世代的遭遇。導演巧妙地結合了三種不同的動畫技術,以人性和溫柔的手法來傳達普世價值,「塔」就成了感動所有人的隱喻。」

 

花絮:

  • 影片的背景是「塔中之塔」,1948年以色列建國之後,原本居住在原地的巴勒斯坦人被驅逐出境,許多人流亡至黎巴嫩境內眾多巴勒斯坦難民營之一。

 

SYNOPSIS (https://mubi.com/films/the-tower-2018-mats-grorud)

Beirut, Lebanon, Today. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948.

 

Synopsis (https://www.nfi.no/eng/film?name=the-tower&id=73)

Beirut, Lebanon, Today.  

 

Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.  

 

The Tower is an animation feature film, a deeply emotional fiction based on true stories of Palestinian refugees in a Lebanese Camp. The film tells the story of Wardi (11) and her family. It's a story about the unbreakable bond between Wardi and her great-grandfather, and the sacrifice that he makes for her to have chance for a decent life. The love that family members share for each other and the way they keep hope alive is stronger than the difficulty of life in a refugee camp. 

 

The film is based on interviews with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

 

Synopsis (https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20183064)

Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives in a refugee camp where she was born. The day her great-grandfather Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home.

 

Synopsis (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/tower-review-1119742)

Portraying 70 years of strife through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl exiled in Beirut, Mats Grorud’s The Tower offers up a dark if rather accessible depiction of how Israel’s creation in 1948 resulted in the forced displacement of a quarter of a million Palestinians — most of whom have never returned to their homeland.

 

Synopsis (https://www.institutfrancais.com/en/work/the-tower-by-mats-grorud):

The first feature-length film by Norwegian director Mats Grorud, The Tower (2019) takes an empathetic look at a teenager's search for her identity while living with her family in a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut.

 

Writer/Director:     Mats Grorud          

Producer:               Frode Søbstad

Production Co:        Tenk.tv, Les Contes Modernes, Cinenic Film

Cast:                            Romina Adl Kasravi, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Aïssa Maïga, Mohammad Bakri, Mouna Hawa  

 

 

 

Awards (IMDB):

  • Best Children Film Nominee, Aman Awards, Norway, 2019.
  • Best Editing Nominee, Amanda Awards, Norway, 2019.
  • Best Film Nominee, Cairo IFF, 2018.
  • Best Sound Design in a Feature Film Production Nominee, Emile Awards, 2018.
  • Best Animated Film Nominee, Lumiere Awards, France, 2020.
  • Mats Grorud, Audience Award Nominee, Oslo Films from the South Festival, 2018.

 

Awards (https://www.nfi.no/eng/film?name=the-tower&id=73):

  • Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, Professional jury: 2nd prize Best Animated Feature, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2018.
  • Grand Prize, Audience Award, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, 2019.
  • Best Feature Film, Anibar Animation Festival, 2019.
  • Grand Prize, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Film Festival, 2019.

 

Award (https://monstrafestival.com/en/news/monstra-grand-prix-feature-film/):

  • Best Soundtrack, MONSTRA, Lisbon Animation Festival, 2021.
     

Festivals:

  • Busan IFF, 2018.
  • Amanda Awards, Norway, 2019.
  • Thessaloniki FF, 2018.
  • Helsinki IFF – Love & Anarchy, 2018.
  • Palestine Cinema Days, 2018.
  • Haifa Independet FF, 2019.
  • ALFILM Arab FF Berlin, 2019.
  • Seoul International Cartoon and Animation FF, 2019.

 

Interviews with Mats Grorud:

Mats Grorud is a film director and animator from Norway. He previously directed two short films and has worked as an animator on several feature films, documentaries and music videos. During his childhood, his mother worked as a nurse in refugee camps in Lebanon. In the 1990s, Mats studied at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon while working as an English and Animation teacher in the Burj el Barjaneh refugee camp. Based on the testimonies of the refugees and his experience, he wrote the script for his first-feature film, The Tower. Press Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Norwegian-born Grorud spent a year working at the Burj el-Barajneh camp in the suburbs south of Beirut, culling stories from some of the refugees he encountered. From that experience he crafted the tale of Wardi (voiced by Romina Adl Kasravi), a smart if shy pre-teen who was born in the camp and, sadly, represents the fourth generation of her family living there. Wardi is closest with her great-grandfather, Sidi (Mikhalis Koutsogiannakis), and their relationship is the starting point for a movie that flashes back and forth between the grim quotidian of Burj el-Barajneh and the 70 years of history that has left the Palestinians in such a helpless predicament. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/tower-review-1119742

 

 

Reviews:

  • “ The debut film by Norwegian director Mats Grorud tenderly and intelligently recounts the story of a family living at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon”

 

  • “…Grorud has nevertheless been able to approach it with enough delicacy and humanity so as to avoid the weight of war propaganda, choosing instead to weave an emotive thread through various generations….”

 

  • “…An approach packaged in a controlled and expressive animation, combining puppets and 2D and allowing the film to make a seemingly very adult topic accessible to a young audience…”

 

 

 

 

 

  • “An insightful portrayal of several generations of a family of refugees, as seen through the eyes of a little girl. The filmmaker skillfully combines three different animation techniques, to depict with great humanity and tenderness our universal humanity. The tower becomes a metaphor that touches us all.” https://monstrafestival.com/en/news/monstra-grand-prix-feature-film/

 

Trivias:

  • In a Q&A, director Keith Maitland revealed that he filmed locations at the University of Texas – IMDB