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綁架婚姻(衣索比亞/2014/劇情)

DIFRET (ETHIOPIA/2014/DRAMA)

DIFRET

 

語言:阿姆哈拉語

Language: Amharic

 

劇介

安潔莉娜裘莉擔綱執行製片,獲獎劇情片《綁架婚姻》改編自勵志的真實故事,年輕的衣索比亞女孩,以及一位意志堅定的律師,捲入文化傳統衝突以及性別平權運動,面對了死亡威脅。14歲女孩Hirut生活的農村有綁架婦女結婚的傳統,當她碰上綁架而反擊,卻意外殺死了意圖將她當成俘虜及新娘的男子。當地法律要求對Hirut判處死刑,來自女性法扶機構的律師Meaza挺身為她辯護。案件的結果將決定Hirut的性命,以及這項傳統能否維持。兩位女性以自衛作為辯護,對抗一項在衣索比亞最古老、最根深蒂固的傳統。《綁架婚姻》描繪了一個轉變中的國家,以及推動重大轉變的英勇人士。

 

劇介

改編自1996年的真實事件,描述一名衣索比亞農村14歲女孩遭到婚姻綁架的後續結果。她違抗命運,開槍殺死了綁架她的男子。婚姻綁架是當地傳統,男子藉由綁架婦女來討新娘。女孩面臨死刑的命運,來自首都阿迪斯阿貝巴的女律師挺身為她辯護,在法庭上提出她的行為是出於自衛。

 

 

編劇/導演:澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里

製片:赫麗特曼德弗羅,里萊德莫茲,澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里

執行製片:安潔莉娜裘莉

製作公司:Haile Addis Pictures, Truth Aid

演員:梅倫蓋特涅,蒂齊塔哈傑爾

 

獎項與影展:

澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里

  • 2014年阿布達比電影節新地平線競賽單元入圍
  • 2014年柏林影展電影大觀單元觀眾票選獎,最佳影片
  • 2015年Black Reel獎最佳外語片入圍
  • 2015年迦太基電影節敘事長片入圍
  • 2015年賽普勒斯Film Days國際電影節榮譽提及獎
  • 2015年賽普勒斯Film Days國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2014年全州電影節國際競賽單元大奬入圍
  • 2014年耶路撒冷電影節自由精神獎最佳長片入圍
  • 2014年倫敦新導演競賽新導演競賽入圍
  • 2014年奧斯陸南方影展最佳長片入圍
  • 2014年舊金山國際電影節新導演獎入圍
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元劇情類觀眾票選獎
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元劇情類評審團獎入圍
  • 2015年女性影評人獎女性影片最佳外語片
  • 2014年阿姆斯特丹世界影展觀眾票選獎
  • 2015年札格勒布長片長片特別提及

 

其他

  • 2014年電影攝影藝術國際影展最佳首次攝影入圍,莫妮卡倫切夫斯卡
  • 2014年日舞影展世界電影單元攝影獎入圍,莫妮卡倫切夫斯卡

 

影評:

  • 「一部沈靜而有力的劇情片,根據真實故事改編,以敘事傳統呈現。」
  • 衣索比亞導演澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里首部執導作品,衣索比亞女星梅倫蓋特涅領銜主演,好萊塢女星安潔莉娜裘莉擔任執行製片。
  • 編導澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里在第一部長片展現了令人印象深刻的創作才華,也難怪安潔莉娜裘莉願意為本片擔任執行製片。
  • 《綁架婚姻》不僅呈現了兩位傑出衣索比亞女性的堅韌力量,也讓世界進而關注兩位現實生活中的英雄,並展現了衣索比亞電影人的才華和創造力。
  • 澤雷塞奈貝哈內梅哈里的電影以敘事手法傳達一個重要訊息。


 

 

Synopsis

From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women’s legal aide practice, steps in to fight for her. With both Hirut’s life and the future of the practice at stake the two women must make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply-rooted traditions. DIFRET paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it.

 

Synopsis

Based on a true story that occurred in 1996, the film recounts the far-reaching consequences of the marriage abduction of a 14-year-old girl from rural Ethiopia who tried to escape her fate and ended up shooting and killing her kidnapper, a man who followed a traditional practice for obtaining a bride. The girl, facing a possible death sentence, was subsequently defended by a female lawyer from the capital who argued, in a court in Addis Abeba, that her actions were in self-defence.

 

 

Writer/Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Producers: Mehret Mandefro, Leelai Demoz, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Executive Producer: Angelina Jolie

Production Co: Haile Addis Pictures, Truth Aid

Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere

 

Awards & Festivals:

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

  • New Horizons Competition Nominee, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Film (Panorama Audience Award), Berlin International Film Festival, 2014.
  • Outstanding Foreign Film Nominee, Black Reel Awards, 2015.
  • Narrative Feature Film Nominee, (Tanit d’Or), Carthage Film Festival, 2015.
  • Honorary Distinction Award, Cyprus Film Days International Festival, 2015.
  • Best Film Award Nominee, Cyprus Film Days International Festival, 2015.
  • International Competition Nominee (Grand Prize), Jeonju Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Feature Nominee (In Spirit for Freedom Award), Jerusalem Film Festival, 2014.
  • First Feature Competition Nominee, London Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Feature Nominee, Oslo Films from the South Festival, 2014.
  • New Directors Prize Nominee, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2014.
  • World Cinema – Dramatic (Audience Award), Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
  • World Cinema – Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize) Nominee, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
  • Best Foreign Film by or About Women, Women Film Critics Circle Awards, 2015.
  • World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award, World Cinema Amsterdam, 2014.
  • Feature Film (Special Mention), Zagreb Film Festival, 2015.

 

Others

  • Monika Lenczewska, Best Cinematography Debut Nominee, Camerimage, 2014.
  • Monika Lenczewska, World Cinema – Dramatic (Cinematography Award) Nominee, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.

 

Reviews:

  • "A quiet and powerful drama, based on a true story, that relies on familiar storytelling tropes”
  • The debut feature of Ethiopian director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, which has Angelina Jolie on board as an executive producer, is headlined by local star Meron Getnet.
  • Writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari brings impressive creative talent to his first fiction feature; it’s not surprising that Angelina Jolie put her support behind the film as executive producer.
  • Difret not only shows the tenacity and strength of two remarkable Ethiopian women and brings the world's attention rightfully to these two real-life heroes, but it also shows the extraordinary talent and creativity of Ethiopian filmmakers.
  • Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's film presents an important message in clunky narrative terms.