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《異鄉虎魂》(瑞士/法國/比利時/2016/劇情)

THE SOUL OF THE TIGER (SWITZERLAND/FRANCE/BELGIUM/2016/DRAMA)

L’AME DU TIGRE

 

語言:法語、國語

Language: French, Mandarin

 

劇介

華裔的Alex和女友住在巴黎,生活於他而言就像身處高山,自由自在。當他的弟弟忽然神秘死亡,他回到了巴黎華人區的家人身邊。家庭儀式和傳統令他感到格格不入,也與父親非常疏遠,但他很久以前就決定放棄這一切。他對於母語和傳統文化一無所知,但在美麗而神秘的表妹Lily協助下,他試圖解開家族秘密。他是否能堅持下去,原諒過去發生的事,與家人和解?

 

 

劇介

三十多歲的華裔男子Alex,在歐洲過著無憂無慮的生活。弟弟突然去世後,他被迫回溯自己的家族史,揭開一個秘密。他在兩種文化和兩個曖昧對象之間左右為難,這是Alex頭一次面對自己的過去,做出真正的決定。

 

 

劇介

Alex Chen和女友Eloane去山區攀岩,Alex突然接到一通令人震驚的電話,他的弟弟Jun過世了,輕鬆愉快的假期到此為止。Alex回到巴黎唐人街,決心查明發生了什麼事。他的法國母親悲痛不已,但他的中國父親拒絕告訴他任何細節。傳統守靈夜那天,Alex必須面對親戚,處理文化差異。他不願相信弟弟突然死於腦溢血,決定深入了解父親的家族史。美麗而神秘的表妹Lily助他一臂之力,也散發出不可思議的吸引力。弗里堡出生的弗朗索瓦楊改編自己的故事,在首部作品中描述了文化、家庭秘密和禁忌之間的碰撞。

 

編劇/導演:弗朗索瓦楊

製片:澤維爾格林,約瑟夫魯肖普,菲利普拉科特

製作公司:Tarantula Belgique, P.S. Productions, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Banshee Films   

演員: 弗德列克孫(音譯),王欣(音譯),奧黛麗巴斯蒂安,尹兵(音譯),瑪麗安巴斯勒,伊凡楊(音譯),愛瑞安王(音譯)

 

獎項:

  • 2016年那慕爾國際法語電影節Golden Bayard獎最佳首部片入圍,弗朗索瓦楊
  • 2016年蘇黎世電影節金眼獎入圍
  • 2016年蘇黎世電影節瑞士、德國、奧地利最佳聚焦電影入圍
  • 2017年洛杉磯亞太電影節最佳攝影,評審團特別獎

 

 

 

影展

  • 2016年蘇黎世國際電影節,那慕爾國際法語電影節(首部片競賽)
  • 索洛圖恩電影節
  • 2017年紐約市獨立電影節
  • 洛杉磯亞太電影節(最佳攝影獎)
  • 卡布赫電影節
  • 達拉斯亞洲電影節
  • 費城亞洲電影節(最佳長片)
  • 溫哥華亞洲電影節
  • 以色列法語電影節

 

關於導演

弗朗索瓦楊於1978 年出生於瑞士弗里堡,1998年至2003年就讀於洛桑藝術學院電影系,並於2005年在巴黎法國國立高等影音學院參加劇本創作工作坊。以紀錄片而聞名,《異鄉虎魂》 (2016) 是他的第一部劇情長片。

 

 

影評:

  • 《異鄉虎魂》是一部混合不同類型的佳作,具備當代法國電影旁觀式的低調風格(例如米雅韓桑露芙的作品,或奧利維耶阿薩亞斯《錯的多美麗》),華裔瑞士導演弗朗索瓦楊在首部作品中,探討了電影節觀眾都熟悉的主題:亞裔移民介於東西文化之間的困境……

 

……蘇黎世電影節首映的《異鄉虎魂》充滿了自傳式細節。Alex的內心動盪,反映的是出生於瑞士的楊在年輕時對華裔血統的反叛,同時也是楊哀悼弟弟去世時的頓悟。

 

Synopsis

Alex, a young man of Chinese descent, feels like a free man on the top of a mountain, living in Paris with his French girlfriend. When he suddenly has to face the mysterious death of his brother, he returns to his family in the Chinese district of Paris. Unable to follow the rites and traditions of his family, he feels estranged from his father's heritage, something he parted ways with a long time ago. With the help of his beautiful and disturbing cousin Lily and coping with his own ignorance of his father’s culture and language, he tries to unravel a family secret. Will he be strong enough to forgive the past and to reconcile with his family?

 

 

Synopsis

Alex, a thirtysomething man of Chinese descent, lives the typical carefree life of his European generation. After his brother’s sudden death, he is forced to look for an explanation by digging into his own family history, uncovering a secret. Torn between two cultures and two love interests, for the first time Alex must come to terms with his past and make real decisions.

 

 

Synopsis

Alex Chen and his girlfriend, Eloane, head to the mountains in order to go rock climbing. Their light-hearted holiday is put to an abrupt end, however, when Alex receives a shocking telephone call: his brother Jun is dead. Back in Paris’s Chinatown, Alex is determined to find out what happened. While his French mother retreats into mourning, his Chinese father refuses to tell him anything in detail. The traditional wake begins and Alex is left dealing with his relatives and the imminent cultural differences. Reluctant to believe that his brother died of a sudden brain haemorrhage, Alex begins to dig deeper into his father’s family history. His beautiful yet mysterious cousin Lili, who soon begins to exert an unexplainable force of attraction upon him, assists Alex in his quest. Fribourg-born François Yang’s autobiographically inspired debut is a subtly staged family drama in which cultures, family secrets and taboos collide.

 

Writer/Director:     Francois Yang

Producer:                Xavier Grin, Joseph Rouschop, Philippe Lacôte

Production Co:        Tarantula Belgique, P.S. Productions, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse,                   Banshee Films
Cast:                        Frédéric Siuen, Xin Wang, Audrey Bastien, Bing Yin, Marianne Basler,                      Yvan Yan, Ariane Wang

 

Awards:

  • Francois Yang, Best First Film Nominee, Golden Bayard, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film, 2016.
  • Golden Eye Nominee, Zurich Film Festival 2016.
  • Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Nominee), Zurich FF, 2016.
  • Best Cinematography, Special Jury Award, VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2017,

 

 

 

Festivals:

  • Zurich IFF Film Festival, FIFF Festival International Francophone de Namur (1st Feature Competition), 2016.
  • Solothurner Film Festival
  • New York City Independent Film Festival 2017
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Best Cinematography Award )
  • Cabourg Film Festival
  • Dallas Asian Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Asian Film Festival (Best Feature Film)
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • Festival Francophone du Cinéma, Israel

 

About the Director

Born 1978 in Fribourg, Switzerland, François Yang attended ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne), cinema department 1998–2003 as well as a scriptwriting workshop at Fémis, Paris in 2005. He is known for his documentaries. THE SOUL OF THE TIGER (2016) is his first feature-length fiction film.

 

 

Reviews:

  • SOUL OF THE TIGER is a fascinating hybrid. Using the observational, low-key style of contemporary French cinema (think Mia Hansen-Løve or Oliver Assayas’s CLEAN), the Chinese-Swiss helmer Francois Yang tackles a subject familiar to this Festival’s audiences in his feature debut: the Asian émigré torn between East and West…..

 

…..SOUL OF THE TIGER, which first screened at the Zurich Film Festival, is infused with autobiographical details. Alex’s internal turmoil reflects the Swiss-born Yang’s own youthful rebellion against his Chinese heritage and the epiphanies Yang had while mourning the death of his own younger brother.