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《伊莉娜的冬天》(保加利亞/2018/劇情)

IRINA (BULGARIA/2018/DRAMA)

語言:保加利亞語

Language: Bulgarian

 

Synopsis

Irina原本兼職擔任女服務生,但卻不幸被解雇。就在同一天,她的丈夫遭遇了一場嚴重事故,從此不良於行,無法再謀生。為了照顧殘疾的丈夫、孩子和她自己,Irina採用了一個看似簡單的解決方案:成為代孕媽媽。事實證明,這是一件非常困難的事。Irina如何捨得與在體內孕育長大的生命說再見?漸漸地,她發現了愛與寬恕的意義。導演說這是個「以女性為主,但並非女權主義」的故事,「主角給世界帶來新生命的同時,也重新發現世界」。

 

導演:娜迪賈高斯瓦

製片:史特凡基塔諾夫

製作公司:Art Fest

演員:瑪蒂娜阿波斯托洛娃,赫里斯托烏舍夫,伊莉妮詹博納斯,卡西兒諾亞艾舍, 卡拉斯米爾多科夫

 

獎項:

瑪蒂娜阿波斯托洛娃

  • 2019年義大利巴里國際電影節,特別提及,最佳女主角
  • 2018年科特布斯電影節東歐青年電影,最佳女主角
  • 2018年伊朗黎明國際電影節,最佳女主角,瑪蒂娜阿波斯托洛娃
  • 2018年保加利亞金玫瑰長片影展,最佳首部片
  • 2018年保加利亞金玫瑰長片影展,最佳女主角
  • 2019年香港國際電影節最佳女主角獎
  • 2018年喬治亞提比里斯國際電影節,最佳女主角
  • 2018年華沙國際電影節評審團特別獎,瑪蒂娜阿波斯托洛娃
  • 2019年台灣國際女性影展

 

 

娜迪賈高斯瓦

  • 2018年科特布斯電影節東歐青年電影最佳首部片
  • 2018年科特布斯電影節東歐青年電影最佳影片入圍
  • 2019年奧地利穿越歐洲電影節,觀眾票選獎最佳劇情片
  • 2019年歐洲電影學院費比西獎,歐洲發現獎入圍
  • 2018年保加利亞金玫瑰長片影展,保加利亞影人聯盟獎,娜迪賈高斯瓦
  • 2018年保加利亞金玫瑰長片影展,最佳長片入圍
  • 2019年香港國際電影節國際競賽青年導演入圍
  • 2018年白羅斯明斯克國際電影節最佳電影入圍
  • 2019年日本SKIPCITY國際數位電影節,最佳導演
  • 2019年日本SKIPCITY國際數位電影節,長片入圍
  • 2019年美國洛杉磯東南歐影展,最佳長片,觀眾票選獎
  • 2019年美國洛杉磯東南歐影展,最佳長片,最佳首部片,評審團大獎
  • 2018年阿爾巴尼亞地拉那國際電影節,最佳長片
  • 2018年華沙國際電影節基督教評審獎
  • 2018年華沙國際電影節競賽類大獎入圍

 

導演說明

生兒育女改變了每個女人的生活,包括我自己在內。《伊莉娜的冬天》是個「以女性為主,但並非女權主義」的故事,「主角給世界帶來新生命的同時,也重新發現世界」。

年輕女子Irina為了錢而同意擔任另一對夫婦的代理孕母,她必須賺錢來養家糊口。Irina痛恨自己的生活,她的世界貧窮陰鬱,臭氣熏天、原始又令人不快,充滿絕望。諷刺的是在電影結束時,當Irina有經濟能力做出選擇,她依然決定回家,也是她心繫的地方。

《伊莉娜的冬天》是一部關於寬恕的電影。片中的故事引起道德和倫理的討論,也帶領觀眾走向一個答案變得無關緊要之處。在那裡,想要克服絕望、痛苦和憤怒,寬恕是唯一途徑,也是唯一的生存之道。

《伊莉娜的冬天》在一個乍看之下毫無詩意的世界中,捕捉到了詩意。本片用簡單的表現方式來講述這個故事,完全不仰賴形式化、侵入性的和非典型的視覺手法。它完整呈現真實,觀眾可感受到影片的真誠,近距離地觀察真實和具體的存在,在日常生活的表面之下,另一種影像和存在逐漸明晰。

我在沒有父親的單親家庭長大,僅以本片向所有母親致上深深的敬意。

 

影評:

  • 保加利亞導演娜迪賈高斯瓦的首部作品,這個動人的故事,描述一名鄉下女子成為索非亞一對夫婦的代理孕母。

 

Synopsis

Irina has been working as a part-time waitress, but she is fired. On the same unlucky day, her husband gets into a serious accident. He becomes a cripple and can no longer earn a living. To take care of her disabled husband, her child and herself, the woman embraces a seemingly simple solution: becoming a surrogate mother. This turns out to be incredibly hard. How can she accept the life growing inside her when she will have to part with it forever? Slowly, Irina discovers what it means to love and to forgive. The director says that this “feminine, but not feminist” story is “about rediscovering the world by bringing a new life into it”.

 

Director:  Nadejda Koseva

Producer:  Stefan Kitanov

Production Co:  Art Fest

Cast:  Martina Apostolova, Hristo Ushev, Irini Jambonas, Kasiel Noah Asher, Krassimir Dokov

 

Awards:

Martina Apostolova

  • Best Actress – Special Mention, BIFEST-Bari IFF, Italy, 2019.
  • Outstanding Actress, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2018.
  • Martina Apostolova, Best Actress, Fajr International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best First Film, Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature FF, Bulgaria, 2018.
  • Best Actress, Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature FF, Bulgaria, 2018.
  • Best Actress Award, Hong Kong IFF, 2019.
  • Best Actress, Tbilissi IFF, Georgia, 2018.
  • Martina Apostolova, Special Jury Award, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2018.

 

 

Nadejda Koseva

  • Best Debut Film, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2018.
  • Main Prize for Best Film Nominee, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2018.
  • Best Fiction Film, Audience Award, Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria, 2019.
  • European Discovery Nominee – Fipresci Award, European Film Academy, 2019.
  • Nadejda Koseva, Award from Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers, Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature FF, Bulgaria, 2018.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature FF, Bulgaria, 2018.
  • Young Cinema Int’l Competition Nominee, Hong Kong IFF, 2019.
  • Grand Prix for the Best Film Nominee, Belarus Minsk International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Director Award, Skip City Intl D-Cinema FF, Japan, 2019.
  • Feature Film Nominee, Skip City Intl D-Cinema FF, Japan, 2019.
  • Best Feature, Audience Award, South East European FF Los Angeles, USA, 2019.
  • Best Feature Film, Best Debut feature, Grand Jury Prize, South East European FF Los Angeles, USA, 2019.
  • Best Feature Film Award, Tirana IFF, Albania, 2018.
  • Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Award, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Grand Prix Nominee, In-Competition section, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2018.

 

Directors Statement

Carrying a child and giving birth changes the life of every woman. Mine too. IRINA is a very personal and very feminine (but not feminist) story about re-discovering the world bringing new life into it.

A young woman, Irina, agrees to carry another couple’s child for money. She needs the money to support her own family. Irina hates the world she lives in. It is a poor, gloomy, stinking, animalistic, scowling, hopeless world. Ironically, at the end of the film when she does have the financial possibility to make a choice, Irina decides to go back home – where her heart is.

IRINA is a film about forgiveness. A story that raises moral and ethical questions, but also leads us to a place where their answers become irrelevant. To a place where forgiving is the only way to overcome the despair, pain and anger. The only way to survive.

IRINA catches a glimpse of the poetic in a world that at first glance appears anything but poetic. The film tells the story using simple means of expression. It does not rely on stylised, intrusive and non-standard visual approaches. It is maximally authentic and instils in the viewer a sense of sincerity. It peers so closely at the real and the concrete that in drawing closer, under the guise of everyday life, another image, another presence starts to peek through.

Being raised without a father this film is my deep bow to every mother.

Reviews:

  • Bulgarian director Nadejda Koseva's first feature is an impressive story about a woman from the provinces who becomes a surrogate for a couple from Sofia -