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2019台北電影節|未來之光|月半新娘 Flesh Out

FLESH OUT (ITALY/2019/DRAMA)

IL CORPO DELLA SPOSA

 

語言:哈桑語,法語

Language: Hassaniya, French

 

劇介:Verida是個現代女孩。她在美容院工作,沉迷於社群媒體,平常跟自己的朋友相聚。儘管如此,她還是與家人替她選擇的男人訂了婚。她和其他同齡女孩一樣,承受了增重的壓力,她被迫拼命吃成豐滿的體型。在茅利塔尼亞傳統裡,這象徵了美麗、魅力、財富和社會地位。婚禮快到了,被強迫餵食的Verida開始懷疑她一直以來認為正常的一切,包括她的親人,她的生活方式,以及她自己的身體。

 

劇介

為了符合毛里塔尼亞人的住所傳統,自從Verida(維莉達貝塔阿梅德德希飾演)媒妁之約的婚姻宣布了之後,她開始接受茅利塔尼亞傳統的強迫進食,目的是在結婚前達到更豐滿的身材,未來的丈夫才會更喜歡她。Verida是個孝順的女兒,爸媽也很疼愛她,強迫進食雖然辛苦,一開始她還是乖乖接受。然而每天進餐六次外加宵夜,Verida越來越承受不了,她開始對母親的期望和文化傳統產生抵制。

 

導演:米珂拉歐奇品蒂

製片:瑪塔唐茲利,格雷戈里奧潘內薩

製作公司:Films Boutique, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC),RAI Cinema

演員:維莉達貝塔阿梅德德希,阿瑪爾薩博布歐瑪,艾契圖阿布達拉希納吉姆

 

關於導演:

米珂拉歐奇品蒂於1968年出生於羅馬。她在羅馬、摩洛哥、香港、剛果和瑞士各生活了一段時間後,於1991年移居米蘭,之後搬去倫敦,在那裡開始從事紀錄片和廣告工作,並擔任研究員和製作助理。

 

獎項:

  • 2019年柏林影展電影大觀單元。
  • 2019年柏林影展最佳首部長篇入圍。
  • 2019年Bimbi Belli電影節,最佳男主角入圍,西迪穆罕默德秦哈利。
  • 2019年Bimbi Belli電影節,最佳女主角入圍,維莉達貝塔阿梅德德希。
  • 2019年Bimbi Belli電影節,最佳導演入圍。
  • 2019年Bimbi Belli電影節,最佳影片入圍。
  • 2019年達霍克國際電影節,國際長片評審獎。
  • 2019年Exground電影節觀眾票選獎入圍。
  • 2019年Exground電影節國際青年評審獎入圍。
  • 2019年法梅克阿拉伯電影節,長片類觀眾票選獎。
  • 最佳國際電影提名獎,觀眾獎,金雞獎,2020年金雞獎最佳國際影片入圍,觀眾票選獎入圍。
  • 2019年國際罪與罰影展,最佳長片入圍。
  • 2019年義大利國家電影新聞記者協會獎,最佳新導演銀絲帶獎入圍。
  • 2019年瓦倫西亞電影節最佳導演。
  • 2019年奧提伽島影展,雷射電影獎,長片類首部或第二部作品入圍。
  • 2019年Sguardi Altrove電影節,觀眾票選獎。
  • 2019年Sguardi Altrove電影節,義大利記者國家工會獎。
  • 2019年翠貝卡電影節,最佳國際敘事長片入圍。
  • 2017年Triesta電影節,EWA最佳女性導演。

 

影評:

  • 導演米珂拉歐奇品蒂在這部敘事長片中表現出沉穩節奏和對細節的關注,《月半新娘》描述女人在壓力下努力尋找自己的身份認同。
  • 《月半新娘》是一部感性又細膩的影片,描述年輕的茅利塔尼亞女子的情感豐富,被迫在婚前增重,以符合傳統審美觀念。
  • 「……描述茅利塔尼亞的強迫進食傳統。」(好萊塢報導者)
  • 一部優美的義大利導演首部作品,訴說一名茅利塔尼亞女子的動人故事。

以下摘自爛番茄

  • 女主角維莉達貝塔阿梅德德希以自己的經驗來詮釋Verida的內心衝突,眼神充滿了表情。(好萊塢報導者)
  • 本片以同理心的角度,描繪一名女子從偽裝成文化的厭女情景之中覺醒。(綜藝報)
  • 米珂拉歐奇品蒂的第二部作品以細膩的手法,從全新角度來探討身體形象和自我價值,一定能引起人們的共鳴。(銀幕日報)
  • 本片的年輕演員帶來出色表演,米珂拉歐奇品蒂拍了一部引人入勝的劇情片來討論當前的問題。(One Room with a View)
  • 米珂拉歐奇品蒂的片或許不是今年[翠貝卡]電影節最有趣的電影,但卻是最發人深省的電影,也是最好的電影之一。(The Pop Break)

Synopsis
Verida is a modern girl. She works in a beauty salon, is addicted to social media and hangs out with her friends. Still, she is engaged to a man chosen by her family. Like many girls her age, she is under pressure to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called gavage, in order to reach the voluptuous body considered in Mauritania a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida is starting to challenge everything she always thought was normal: her loved ones, her way of life, and not least, her own body.

 

Synopsis 

In keeping with the traditions of her Mauritanian home, the announcement of Verida’s (Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche) impending arranged marriage brings with it the beginning of gavage—the ritual of over-eating in order to attain a fuller figure more desirable to her future husband. As the obedient daughter of two loving parents, Verida at first accepts the intense physical strain of gavage with little resistance. But as the ritual’s requirements like eating upwards of six times a day and middle-of-the-night meals become increasingly all-consuming, Verida feels her resistance to the intense expectations of both her mother and culture push toward a breaking point.

 

Director:          Michela Occhipinti

Producers:                Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa

Production Co:        Films Boutique, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC), RAI Cinema

Cast:                        Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saab Bouh Oumar,Aichetou Abdallahi Najim

 

About the Director:

Michela Occhipinti was born in Rome in 1968. After spending part of her life between Rome, Morocco, Hong Kong, Congo, and Switzerland, she moved to Milan in 1991 and then to London, where she started working in documentary and advertising as a researcher and production assistant.

 

Awards:

  • Panorama, Berlinale, Berlin IFF, 2019.
  • Best First Feature Award Nominee, Berlinale, 2019.
  • Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly, Best Actor Nominee, Bimbi Belli Festival, 2019.
  • Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Best Actress Nominee, Bimbi Belli Festival, 2019.
  • Best Director Nominee, Bimbi Belli Festival, 2019.
  • Best Film Nominee, Bimbi Belli Festival, 2019.
  • World Feature Film, Jury Award, Duhok IFF, 2019.
  • Youth Days, Audience Award Nominee, Exground Filmfest, 2019.
  • Youth Days, Intl Youth Jury Award Nominee, Exground Filmfest, 2019.
  • Long-métrages de Fiction, Audience Award, Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, 2019.
  • Best Intl Film Nominee, Audience Award, Golden Rooster Awards, 2020.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Intl Crime and Punishment FF, 2019.
  • Best New Director Nominee, Silver Ribbon, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2019.
  • Best Director, Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani, 2019.
  • Feature Film Competition First And Second Works Nominee, Laser Film Award, Ortigia FF, 2019.
  • Frame Italia, Audience Award, Sguardi Altrove FF, 2019.
  • Frame Italia, National Union Of Italian Journalists, Sguardi Altrove FF, 2019.
  • Best International Narrative Feature Nominee, Tribeca FF, 2019.
  • WEMW, EWA Best Woman Director, Triesta FF, 2017.

 

Reviews:

  • Portrayed with remarkable restraint and attention to detail by director Michela Occhipinti in her narrative feature debut, Flesh Out is an intensely resonant look at one woman’s struggle to find an identity for herself outside of the suffocating pressure to conform.
  • “Flesh Out” is an emotionally rich, sensitively made film about a young woman in Mauritania forced to gain weight in order to conform to traditional concepts of well-rounded beauty before her impending marriage.“
  • „..a drama about the Mauritanian tradition known as gavage.“ – THR
  • A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN DEBUT THAT TELLS THE STORY OF A WOMAN IN MAURITANIA WITH GRACE AND URGENCY.

 

Below taken from Rotten Tomatoes

  • Lead actor Deiche, drawing on her own experience, conveys the internal conflict slowly building in Verida, communicating mostly with her expressive eyes. THR
  • The film paints a sympathetic portrait of a woman awakening to misogynistic conditioning disguised as cultural convention. Variety
  • The assured, sensitively handled second feature from Michela Occhipinti offers a fresh perspective on body image and self-worth that will strike a timely chord. Screen International
  • With excellent performances from the young cast, Occhipinti has created an engaging, direct drama on a current issue. One Room With A View
  • Occhipinti's film may not be the most fun film at this year's [Tribeca] festival, but it's one of its most though-provoking and certainly one of its best. The Pop Break