华流短片展 CHINESE SHORTS SHOWCASE

短片惊叹号:真实或想像?
Chinese Shortcuts: Real or imaginary?

呑噬梦想的老大哥、不曾存在的妺妺、久别重逢的外孙和去而复返的丈夫,四个故事中那个是想象,那个又是现实的延伸?且看《金鱼》《妹妹》《老人与狗》和《三尺》四部来自中、港、台的短片,呈现了怎么样不同的想像与真实?

What is imaginary? What is an extension of reality? Let’s take a look at how imagination and reality are presented in these four short films from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – Goldfish, Sister, Old man and a Dog, and Together Apart.

Gold Fish

金鱼

台湾 | 2019 | Adventure, fantasy | 17 分钟  | No dialogue | 字幕: NA | 王登钰

男孩在深夜发现了一个秘密,世界的统治者贪婪地吞食了人们的青春与梦,让周遭所有人失去梦想;孩子永远不会长大,世袭着阶层,永远服侍着有力量的上流阶层。男孩下了一个决定,要用自己的梦,改变这个世界。

Sister

妹妹

中国/美国 | 2018 | Fiction, drama, animation | 8 分钟  | 华语 | 英文字幕 | 宋思琪

男人回忆起童年,想到了在1990年代的中国与烦人的妹妹一同成长的经历。如果过往种种并非如此,他的人生会是怎样的?

Old Man and A Dog*

老人与狗*

香港 | 2019 | Fiction Drama | 30 分钟 | 广东话 | 中英字幕 | 陈瀚恩

死亡可怕,更让人痛苦的,莫过于死前与死神对峙所带来的身心煎熬。独居的老陈得知自己罹患末期癌症,万念俱灰,打算了结自己,提早“报到”。就在一切行将终结之际,多年不见的外孙嘉进带来一隻遭弃养的老狗。两个走到夕阳阶段的生命相遇,互相带来温暖和慰藉。虽然无法逆转彼此的生命轨迹,但老狗至少让老陈和嘉进重拾久违的隔代亲情,共同经历一段温柔共振。

车保罗、陈家曦、梁狗B、彭珮岚

Together Apart

三尺

中国 | 2019 | Drama | 52 分钟 | 华语 | 中英字幕 | 瞿尤嘉

在中国的南方的某个冬日,女儿操办完父亲的葬礼之后,却发现故去的亲人重回家中。这不可思议的团圆似乎注定了再度分离的结局。

戴重、董晴、蒋抒华、何昊泽

Gold Fish

Gold Fish

Taiwan | 2019 | Adventure, fantasy | 17 mins | No dialogue | Subtitles – NA | Fish WANG

A boy with a special talent discovers that he may never grow up. Those with power are devouring dreams so everyone else is destined to serve. Can he break the rules and free the people or will they still blindly follow?

Sister

Sister

China/USA | 2018 | Fiction, drama, animation | 8 mins | Mandarin | English subtitles | Siqi SONG

A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

Old Man and A Dog*

Old Man and A Dog*

Hong Kong | 2019 | Fiction Drama | 30 mins | Cantonese | English and Chinese subtitles | Ryan CHAN Hon-yan

Chan, a solitary elderly, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Forced out of his job because of declining health, he considers ending his own life as there is nothing in store for him other than the deep abyss of death. Ka-chun, Chan’s grandson, whom he has not seen for ages, makes a surprise visit and brings him an abandoned old dog at this very moment. Chan, Ka-chun and the dog form a bond, and in tender moments of respite the stoic Ka-chun grapples with the idea of death and saying goodbye. Although the encounter between the two dying souls does not change their destinies, it allows Chan and Ka-chun to accept the inevitable.

Paul CARR, Karson CHAN Ka-hei, Dog B LEUNG, Ivy PANG

Together Apart

Together Apart

China | 2019 | Drama | 52 mins | Mandarin | English and Chinese subtitles | QU Youjia

After a lengthy Chinese funeral, Xiaoqin finds her deceased father back home again. The unexpected reunion dooms a re-separation ending.

DAI Chong, DONG Qing, JIANG Shuhua, HE Haoze