The Next Life

活着



Film Information

Director: Fan Jian 范俭

Country: China 中国

Year: 2011

Runtime: 81mins

Rating: PG13 (SOME MATURE CONTENT 内容只宜十三岁及以上)

Awards: Jury Prize Guangzhou International Documentary Festival 获广州国际纪录片影展评审奖,In Competition International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 阿姆斯特丹国际纪录片影展竞赛片

Synopsis

In the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, 5,335 students were killed. As China has one-child policy, the earthquake took away the only child of many families. This film is about a mother -Ye Hongmei and her friends' different fate of having a new baby. Refusing to come to terms with the reality that her 8 year old daughter was killed, the 40-year-old Hongmei started her second IVF treatment to get pregnant. She believes that giving birth to another girl would mean the return of her gone daughter. She has to endure extraordinary pain such as traveling 50 miles every day just to receive injections and blood tests.

叶红梅和祝俊生是汶川地震中幸存的一对夫妻,不幸的是,他们8岁的女儿在这场大地震中遇难。像叶红梅夫妇一样的家庭还有很多,2009年他们大多住在临时板房区等待家园重建,同时也希望能再次生育一个孩子,让死去的那个生命"轮回"到新生命中。叶红梅已经40岁,她却依然放弃领养而选择了试管婴儿受孕,这条再次孕育的路却十分不顺利。叶红梅的身体有些吃不消,不菲的营养费也让这个刚经历过灾难的家庭感到吃力。丈夫祝俊生却一直坚定的想要再生一个女儿,自从女儿遇难后他的内心一直为没能救出女儿而内疚不已,他渴望救赎。新生命会如夫妻俩期待那样降临吗?

Screening

Date: 19 April 2014

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: The Arts House

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