华流短片展 CHINESE SHORTS SHOWCASE

家庭式
Family Inc.

因生在其中,所以别无选择。也因身在其中,它就像脉息般时刻提醒著你它的存在,你逃不出也躲不掉。 透过五部短片中呈现出不同的挣扎、磨合与和解的过程。你会发现这些家庭中的大小事,又岂是一个标签足以形容?

Family is one of the most discussed topics in films and literature. Dysfunctional? Normal? Sometimes a simple label is inadequate to fully describe the complexities of family matters. Come watch these five short films that tell the story of cross-generational conflicts.

No Flowers or Seasons

家庭式

台湾 | 2020 | 短片 | 29 分钟 | 华语,福建话 | 中英字幕 | 游珈瑄

一夕间被双亲抛弃的亚云,住进阿嬷跟朋友分租的公寓,开始在阿嬷经营的地下赌场帮忙。各怀鬼胎的赌徒公寓里唯一和亚云亲近的同辈——佳嘉,引诱亚云联手诈赌以赚取生活费,欲望与罪恶的拉扯让亚云不知如何选择。

游珈瑄,陈又瑄,郭美华

The Drone Over Corn Fields

大郎

中国 | 2020 | 短片 | 28 分钟 | 华语 | 中英字幕 | 万传法

这是一部有关“离散家庭”的故事。大郎,一个被父亲“遗弃”在家乡、一直和爷爷生活的15岁男孩。当父亲带着后妈、二郎从城里返回家乡为爷爷祝贺70大寿时,他提出了想跟他们一起回城的愿望,但这个小小的愿望,却让所有人陷入了两难境地。

郭晓峰,李峥,何家辉

Being Towards Death

酒香入梦

呈现单位上海电影学院

中国 | 2020 | 短片 | 29 分钟 | 华语 | 中英字幕 | 袁道武

年逾耄耋的老人夏寿芝,参加完老伙计的葬礼。某夜醒来后怅然若失,将子女叫回家中,表示将来自己过世后不要墓地不要立碑,希望子女们将自己葬在多年前居住老宅的旁边,不举行任何葬礼仪式,结果遭到子女的一致反对。在子女的反对和自己的坚持中,老人的心境慢慢发生变化。

夏寿芝,袁素云

A Fresh Start

妈,我很好

台湾 | 2020 | 短片 | 10 分钟 | 华语 | 中英字幕 | 王子杰

失业的儿子探望独居的母亲,许久未见的两人,不着边际地揣度彼此的近况,家人间的关爱,总难好好地说出口。母亲对孩子的爱是义无反顾的慷慨,而孩子对母亲的眷恋却常拙于表达。一句“妈,我很好”的背后是千丝万缕的温柔与逞强。影后吕雪凤、罗能华精准诠释当代社会的亲子关系──物换星移,有一种爱是亘久不变的。

罗能华,吕雪凤

Growing Pains

少年阿堯

台湾 | 2021 | 短片 | 25 分钟 | 华语 | 中英字幕 | 林伯瑜

14岁的阿尧再也不想因为鞋子太过破烂而被田径队的队友们嘲笑了。负债累累的父亲将阿尧的旧鞋反覆缝
补,撑过一天算一天。这天,遭受暴力讨债的爸爸忽然拉着阿尧到运动用品店,帮他挑了一双价格高昂的
名牌运动鞋。阿尧万万没想到,一双新鞋,竟会造成无法挽回的悲剧。

陈崇恩,陈以文

No Flowers or Seasons

No Flowers or Seasons

Taiwan | 2020 | Short Films | 29 mins | Mandarin, Hokkien | English and Chinese subtitles | Chia-Hsuan YU

Living with her grandma in a secret gambling den, a girl faces constant harassment by sly neighbours as she struggles to earn money to pay for her upcoming graduation trip.

Chia-Hsuan YU, Yu-Hsuan CHEN, Mei-Hua KUO

The Drone Over Corn Fields

The Drone Over Corn Fields

China | 2020 | Short Films | 28 mins | Mandarin | English and Chinese subtitles | Chuanfa WAN

This is a story about “the separated family”. Dalang, a 15-year-old boy, is abandoned by his father in his hometown, and lives with his grandfather. When his father returns home from the city with Dalang’s stepmother and stepbrother, Erlang, to celebrate grandfather’s 70th birthday, Dalang puts forward his wish to return to the city with them. This small wish puts everyone in a dilemma.

Xiaofeng GUO, Zheng LI, Jiahui HE

Being Towards Death

Being Towards Death

Presented by Shanghai Film Academy

China | 2020 | Short Films | 29 mins | Mandarin | English and Chinese subtitles | Daowu YUAN

Xia Shouzhi, an old man over 80 years old, attends the funeral of another old man. One night, he calls his children home and announces that he does not wish to set up a grave or a monument after his death. His wish to be buried next to the family home without any funeral is met with strong opposition by his children.

Shouzhi XIA, Suyun YUAN

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Taiwan | 2020 | Short Films | 10 mins | Mandarin | English and Chinese subtitles | WANG Z J

An unemployed son visits his mother who lives alone. Having been away from home for a while, a sense of distance and alienation is all that is left between them. Nevertheless, they keep saying, ‘I’m fine’, to each other as neither wants to worry the other.

Ronan Lo, Lu Hsueh Feng

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Taiwan | 2021 | Short Films | 25 mins | Mandarin | English and Chinese subtitles | LIN Po-yu

14-year-old Yao is sick of his worn-out shoes, which his father never replaces as he is too deep in debt. One day, after a confrontation with debt collectors, his father suddenly buys him a pair of expensive sneakers. Little does Yao know that this is the start of a painful tragedy.

CHEN Chong-en, CHEN Yi-wen