Four Moods

喜怒哀乐

Four Moods


Film Information

Director: 李行Lee Hsing、白景瑞 Bai Jingrui、胡金铨 King Hu、李翰祥Li Han-Hsiang

Cast: 甄珍 Chen Chen、岳阳 Ngok Yeung、胡锦 Hu Chin、张美瑶 Chang Mei-Yao、欧威 Ou Wei、李丽华 Li Li Hua、杨群Yang Kwan

Country: 台湾 Taiwan

Year: 1970

Runtime: 144mins

Rating: PG

*刘现成映前介绍 Film Introduction by Liu Hsien-Cheng

Synopsis

The film is made by four famous directors. The reason for this unprecedented cooperation is to help Li Hanxiang to solve the financial crises of Grand View Company. Joy sequence is directed by Bai Jingrui. Bai uses the facial expression, body language and changes of light and shadow to tell story. King Hu’s Anger sequence is based on a play of Peking opera, San Cha Kou. His mise-en-scene and the arrangement of space are superb. The Happiness sequence is directed by Li Hanxiang. Li uses the unique setting to make the ghost story appear like Chinese ink landscape with subtle and delicate feelings. Lee Hsing’sSadnesssequence depicts the complicated conflicts in the family, revealing the contradictory feelings of man and woman, revenge and filial to one’s parents.

为了帮李翰祥解决国联公司财务危机,当年“四大导演”破天荒合作:白景瑞的《喜》藉由演员的面部表情、肢体语言、光影变化代替对白“说故事”;胡金铨的《怒》取材“三岔口”,场面调度、空间布局十分高超;李翰祥的《乐》则以独特的造景造境手法,让“水鬼城隍”故事宛如潑墨山水,情意绵渺。李行的《哀》,则把复杂的伦理冲突,摆进复仇、尽孝与男女之间的矛盾心理。

Screening

Date: 26 April 2015

Time: 11.00am

Venue: National Museum Gallery Theatre

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