PREFACE

同行与相聚

在流媒体当道的年代,许多电影已经可以透 过小荧幕看到,在这样的大趋势下,还有举 办电影节之必要吗?我们的答案是肯定的。人和电影的关系不只是纯粹的看电影。看电 影只是引领观众进入一个想象空间的起点,而一起看电影的人是同行的伙伴。相互之 间虽不见得认识,但看电影的情绪会相互感 染,这是在电影院看电影最不可思议和迷人 的地方。

除了让看电影的人同行,电影节更要让看电影和拍电影的人相聚,让他们在电影完结之后,开始有关电影的对话。电影观赏者的理解和诠释,电影创作者的意图和想象,在一来一回之间,电影节的意义和必要性就凸显出来了。

秉持着让看电影的人同行、拍电影的人相聚的想法,2019新加坡华语电影节精选了近60部电影让大家同行观赏,又邀来近20位电影人与大家相聚。本届新加坡华语电影节的开幕片是获得第38届香港电影金像奖8项提名的《沦落人》,其导演陈小娟会在映后和大家相聚。

华夏风情画今年有8部中国作品参展,其中《猫与桃花源》是能让爸爸妈妈带小朋友进入猫世界的动画电影。香港今年共有8部电影参展,其中《翠丝》《G殺》《非同凡响》《非分熟女》有导演李骏硕、李卓斌、

欧文杰和曾翠珊相随。台湾则有5部作品参展。《只有大海知道》是适合阖家观赏的电影,而《引爆点》和《狂徒》则有近期广受瞩目的吴慷仁担纲演出。

华流短片展单元这次共有6套短片,其中金马短片集1和2是台北金马电影学院历届学生的部分作品。配合这两套短片集我们邀来剪接大师,同时也是金马学院学务长廖庆松来到本地和不同届次的学员在“报告学务长:新马学员的金马经验”座谈会相聚。

今年的经典单元是张毅精选展。张毅导演在2018年推出他的新作《狗狗伤心志》,加上他的两部经典作品《我这样过了一生》《我的爱》已完成修复,我们以此为契机让大家温故知新。

近年来有不少华语电影人跨界到非华语世界进行创作,我们因此推出华人非华语这个新单元,让大家看到华语电影人在另一个语言世界的精彩。

近年来有不少华语电影人跨界到非华语世界进行创作,我们因此推出华人非华语这个新单元,让大家看到华语电影人在另一个语言世界的精彩。

不要忘记4月18日至28日新加坡华语电影节与您的约会。期待与您同行,更希望您与电影人的相聚。我们不见不散!

新加坡华语电影节筹委会

Dearest Fellow-Cinephiles

Have you seen any movies lately? The answer is probably yes, but not in an actual theatre. In an era of streaming media where many movies are no longer only in theatres or living rooms, but also on our devices, available to us through streaming wherever and whenever we want them, is a flm festival still relevant?

While moviegoing may certainly not be what it used to be, we believe the argument that it will continue to flourish is a compelling one. Here’s why:

  • Watching movies in the cinema is a unique experience. Moviegoers in the same theatre may not know each other, but they are in fact fellow travellers on a journey to an imaginary world. Their thoughts are provoked and their emotions stirred by the plot and scenes.
  • At a flm festival, the post-screening sessions and panel discussions provide an intimate platform for dialogues between the audience and flmmakers. The audience gets a rare glimpse of the intricacies of flmmaking, while flmmakers can gauge whether their flms have struck a chord amongst the viewers.

The 7th Singapore Chinese Film Festival showcases over 60 flms from the region, and two panel discussions. More than 20 flmmakers will attend post-screening Q&A

sessions or panel talks. Amongst them is Ms Oliver Chan, director of our opening film Still Human which garnered eight (8) nominations at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards. Indeed, you will be spoilt for choice as you browse through this booklet!

In addition to the staple of flms that make up Chinese Panorama, and Chinese Shorts Showcase, SCFF 2019 is proud to present two new sections: Filmmaker in Focus: Chang Yi where we will be screening his latest work, an animated movie A Dog’s Life, and his award-winning flms Kuei-Mei, A Woman and This Love of Mine, which have been digitally restored and remastered, and (Non) Chinese Language Cinema which showcases the diversity of spoken languages and cultures explored by talented Chinese filmmakers.

Our closing film is In Our Time, which consists of four short films directed by Edward Yang, Ko Yi-Cheng, Chang Yi, and Tao Te-Chen. It marks the beginning of the Taiwanese New Wave, a movement of the 1980s geared towards rejuvenating Taiwanese cinema.

With a smorgasbord of films to satisfy every screen appetite, remember to mark your calendar and purchase tickets in advance! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to watch great films with like-minded cinephiles and meet talented filmmakers in person!

Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2019
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