Flowing Stories

河上变村



Film Information

Director: Jessey Tsang 曾翠珊

Country: Hong Kong 香港

Year: 2014

Runtime: 97mins

Rating: PG

*导演映后交流 Q&A with Director

Synopsis

Part of a “Ho Chung Tetralogy” that includes the interactive web piece All About My Ho Chung, the short film The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village and the feature film Big Blue Lake, Flowing Stories is Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan’s first feature-length documentary. Through depicting the recurrent reunions and partings of villagers and the intimate details of their lives, the film examines issues about urban and rural development. Filmed on location in Hong Kong and in various cities in France and Great Britain, Flowing Stories is an ode to village life and a journey in search of Hong Kongers’ collective roots. Tsang’s camera records the beautiful scenery and time-honoured customs of a local village, as well as a once-a-decade village festival, which serves as a continuation of a tradition passed down through the generations as well as a testament to the loving bonds among family members. In today’s Hong Kong, when people feel they face an uncertain future, the director hopes to review a village’s development and future progress and explore the meaning of home and diaspora through this meaningful local documentary.

《河上变村》是一部讲述位于香港西贡拥有五百逾年历史的蠔涌村的纪录片。导演以村民身份走访村中不同角落,访问不同年代的村民,发掘村里大小故事,从而观看这条村在岁月洗礼下的各样变化。由蠔涌河出发,《河上变村》讲的是蠔涌村过去与现在、人与自然的乡村故事。蠔涌村由飞鹅山的百花林及吊草崖两条山涧汇合而成,河岸对面的西贡蠔涌村拥有五百多年历史。由六十年代起,村里原居民多选择移居海外生活,现时村里只剩下千多名村民居住,当中原居民占约六百多人。蠔涌河岸两旁现分为蠔涌村及新蠔涌村,居住在新蠔涌村的大部份是非原居民。上一代的蠔涌村原居民多往英国及欧洲其他地方生活,部份在退休后回流於村内定居,下一代也多回港工作及组织家庭。《河上变村》不只是一个关怀香港自身历史的故事,导演将会从蠔涌村作起点,远走欧洲不同城市,追随蠔涌村内一个家庭移居海外的生活,从而探索家与社群流徙等议题。

第十四届台湾南方影展最佳纪录片South Taiwan Film Festival Best Documentary Film

香港国际电影节纪录片竞赛作品Hong Kong International Film Festival Documentary Competition

第三十三届温哥华国际电影节33rdVancouver International Film Festival

Screening

Date: 19 April 2015

Time: 1.30pm

Venue: Suntec 4

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