Beautiful Duckling

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Beautiful Duckling


Film Information

Director: 李行 Lee Hsing

Cast: 唐宝云Tang Pao Yun、葛香亭Ko Hsiang Ting、欧威 Ou Wei、武家麒Wu Chia Chi、崔福生Tsui Fu Sheng

Country: 台湾 Taiwan

Year: 1964

Runtime: 111mins

Rating: PG

第3届金马奖最佳剧情片、最佳导演、最佳男主角、最佳彩色摄影 3rd Golden Horse Awards Best Feauture Film, Best Director and Best Actor and Best Color Cinematography

Synopsis

The film portrays the daily life of Taiwan duck farmers of 1960s. Xiaoyue leads a simple and happy life with her adopted father, who is good at raising ducks. Her natural brother is an actor of Taiwanese opera troupe and threatens to take Xiaoyue with him to start his own troupe. But her adopted father sells all ducks to pay for Xiaoyue. The story then has a different turnout. The concise and simple structure of the story written by Zhang Yongxiang and the realistic images of Lee Hsing has made breakthroughs of propaganda genre. This film is also another progressive step in the healthy realist film genre.

小月自幼与养鸭能手的养父过着俭朴而幸福的生活,却面临跟着歌仔戏团赖活的亲生哥哥朝富以一封遗书威胁养父,企图将她带走,以便让他顺利自组剧团;小月不愿养父为她卖掉鸭子而悲伤地跟随朝富夫妻离开,而养父为免小月受苦,变卖鸭子,连夜拿着钱赶来,他的作法出乎朝富的意料,让事态有了转机。编剧张永祥单纯简洁故事架构的剧本和导演李行写实主义的影像魅力,让本片突破了以往以农业改良为题的政宣剧情巢臼,而进一步具体说明了“健康写实”的创作风貌。

Screening

Date: 25 April 2015

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: National Museum Gallery Theatre

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