Imagining Evan Yang

想像易文

Imagining Evan Yang


Film Information

Director: Shu Kei 舒琪

Country: Hong Kong 香港

Year: 2014

Runtime: 52mins+

Rating: NC16 – Some Coarse Language 些许粗俗语言

*导演映后交流 Q&A with Director

+Followed by Short Film Screening Thin Dream Bay 海滨薄梦 (Hong Kong 香港/ 2014/ 30mins/ M18 – Sexual Content 性相关内容)

Synopsis

Evan Yang is best known as the director of several popular films at MP & GI, but his identity as a writer had rarely been discussed until writers Ye Si and Mary Wong republished one of Yang’s short story anthologies in 2013. Film critic/scholar Shu Kei sheds a light on Yang’s writing career in Imagining Evan Yang, a part of RTHK’s documentary series on renowned authors that features enactments of selected scenes in Yang’s works. Shu also uses interviews with scholars and Yang’s children and collaborators to explore how Yang was able to rebuild his identity as an artist after coming to Hong Kong.

易文的导演作品,《曼波女郎》、《温柔乡》、《星星、月亮、太阳》均脍炙人口,但他作为一名作家的身份与成就,却罕有人论述,随著去年也斯与黄淑娴重新刊行他的短篇小说集《真实的谎言》始引起注目。舒琪应香港电台《杰出作家》系列邀约,以易文为对象,回顾他的写作生涯。舒琪用想像与叩问的形式,一方面从他的小说中抽取几个片段、场景,追寻他的创作动机和对时代(50年代初期)的回应;另一方面则向他的儿女、合作者、研究他的学者提出诘问,探索他作为一名异乡客如何在香港重新建构他的艺术家身份。是以影片既是记录片,也有剧情片片段。《海滨薄梦》则是舒琪在追踪易文身影期间,索性直接改编一部易文的同名小说、却又大胆延伸演绎的短篇电影,写的是一名女性被压抑的潜藏欲念。

Screening

Date: 26 April 2015

Time: 7.10pm

Venue: Vivo 12

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