過界(BENDS)



Bends main poster output國家 香港
年分 2013
類型 劇情
格式 Color / Flat / DCP
片長 96 分鐘
上映日 2013年11月22日(台灣)
導演、編劇 劉韻文
卡司 劉嘉玲、陳坤

Hong Kong  /  2013 /  Drama / 96 mins
Color / Flat / DCP
Release Date Nov 22, 2013 (Taiwan)
Writer & Director Flora LAU
Casts Carina LAU, CHEN Kun

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預告 / Trailer

劇情簡介 / Synopsis

Bends_5591一切就在深、港邊境發生。每日都從深圳來港替富裕人家的太太Anna (劉嘉玲 飾) 駕車的深圳司機輝 (陳坤 飾),一直在找方法安排深圳的懷孕妻子和小女兒來港,讓妻子能在香港產子;另一邊廂,因有錢丈夫忽然失蹤,Anna天天也想盡辦法,在表面維持闊太生活,以掩飾家門後的經濟危機。在中港關係愈發複雜的今日,身處充滿都市壓力的香港,Anna和輝唯一共處時刻,就在車廂之內,看似互不相干的二人,竟不知不覺醞釀了一段似是而非的友誼……

BENDS straddles the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and tells the story of ANNA, an affluent housewife and FAI, her chauffeur, and their unexpected friendship as they each negotiate the ressures of Hong Kong life and the city’s increasingly complex relationship to mainland China. Fai is struggling to find a way to bring his pregnant wife and young daughter over the Hong Kong border from Shenzhen to give birth to their second child, even though he crosses the border easily every day working as a chauffeur for Anna. Anna, in contrast, is struggling to keep up the facade of her ostentatious lifestyle into which she has married, after the sudden disappearance of her husband amid financial turmoil. Their two lives collide in a common space, the car.

導演的話 / Director’s Statement

Bends_3685某程度上,我們每個人都被社會地位限制了。更極端的情況是,有人千方百計掙脫限制,有人用盡藉口保住社會地位。

Anna和輝是活在兩個不同世界的人。我的想法是,將這二條迥異的線路交織,從而投射出一個香港宿影。當兩者生活有著極大反差,但將二人相同的情緒感受並置,我希望藉此帶出社會身分的討論。二人在車內共處,便進一步將兩個世界帶來激烈的互撞,讓他們同時放低戒備,面對自身的脆弱無力,分享二人今生也空前絕後的共存時刻。

選用香港和深圳作為故事背景,是要說出香港當前與中國的複雜關係。兩個城市十分不同,但亦互相倚靠,情形就像Anna和輝的主僕關係。

此外,戲中就日常生活的描寫,是普遍庸碌香港人的日常寫照,正好是一個亂中有序的外框,跟角色情感上「被限制」的抑壓,有著強烈反差。

 To a certain extent, we are all confined by our place in society. In extreme cases, this leads to desperate measures: some struggle to attain the means to liberate themselves from these limitations, while others put up pretense in order to live within a specific social hierarchy.

Bends_0779BENDS tells the stories of Fai and Anna, two characters living in opposite worlds. My intention is to portray a microcosm of Hong Kong by interweaving two seemingly different stories together. By comparing the same emotions shared by the two characters, while contrasting their realities of life, I hope to bring out a discussion of identity in society. The car’s intimate setting further explores the interaction of the two worlds, allowing them to let down their guard, bear their vulnerability, and share parts of their lives with each other that they would not otherwise share in other spaces.

I am using two distinctively diverse geographic locations, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, as the backdrop of my story to reflect Hong Kong’s complex relationship with the mainland. Like the relationship of the two characters, the two cities are distinctive, yet dependent on each other.

In situating the characters’ everyday lives, I also want to portray the normal, everyday, yet vibrant side of Hong Kong –a seemingly hectic but orderly physical exterior that contrasts with the emotional confinement felt by the characters.

導演‧編劇 劉韻文 / Writer & Director  Flora Lau

flora_profile哥倫比亞大學畢業後,在倫敦電影學院攻讀導演課程,畢業作《無情雨》獲香港「鮮浪潮」短片競賽最佳電影獎,後在德國完成柏林影展青年陪訓課程 (Talent Campus)。在荷蘭參加Binger電影課程 (Binger Filmlab) 時,衍生首部長片《過界》的構思,後攜同劇本參加「香港亞洲電影投資會(HAF)2011」及「巴黎電影企劃(Paris Project)2012」,今年終於完成個人首部戲劇長片,並同時獲邀到法國《第66屆坎城國際電影節》「一種注目」單元參展,競逐該單元的最佳電影大獎。

Flora graduated from Columbia University and later attended London Film School where she graduated with distinction as a director. Her thesis film, Dry Rain, won the Best Film Award in the Hong Kong Fresh Wave Short Film Competition at the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. Flora is an alumnus of the 8th Berlinale Talent Campus 2010 and was subsequently invited to develop the feature script for Bends at the prestigious Writers Lab of the Binger Film Lab in the Netherlands. Bends was selected for the Hong Kong Asia Financing Forum (HAF) 2011 and Paris Project 2012. Bends is Flora’s feature directorial debut.

演員介紹 / CASTS

劉嘉玲 飾 Anna / Carina LAU as Anna

Bends_4311香港著名影星,亦是影帝梁朝偉的妻子。生於江蘇蘇州,80年隨父母赴港,加入無線電視藝員訓練班。84年演出《新紮師兄》走紅,90年起投身影圈,89年憑《說謊的女人》獲金像影后提名,91年再憑《阿飛正傳》獲金像及金馬影后提名,07年憑《好奇害死貓》獲第26屆中國電影金雞影后,2011年終憑《狄仁傑之通天帝國》獲封第30屆香港電影金像獎最佳女主角。經典電視劇有《新紮師兄》、《流氓大亨》、《義不容情》,重要電影有《金枝玉葉》、《新不了情》、《東邪西毒》、《大內密探零零發》、《自梳》、《海上花》、《絕世好Bra》、《無間道II》、《2046》、《讓子彈飛》、《最強囍事》等。

Selected Filmography:
Detective Dee and the Mystery Phantom Flame 狄仁傑之通天帝國,
Let the Bullets Fly 讓子彈飛,
2046
Flowers of Shanghai 海上花,
Ashes of Time 東邪西毒,
Days of Being Wild 阿飛正傳

陳坤 飾 輝 / CHEN Kun as Fai

Bends_4640中國影帝,重慶出生。95年離開重慶到北京,考入東方歌舞團(現中國國家歌舞團)任獨唱歌手,96年考入北京電影學院表演系,99年演出電影《國歌》,後憑中法合資《巴爾扎克和小裁縫》嶄露頭角,終憑《雲水謠》、《畫皮》獲華表獎、百花獎雙料影帝。近年《3D龍門飛甲》、《花木蘭》、《畫皮》二部曲、《讓子彈飛》、《建國大業》、《建黨偉業》等在中港台大受歡迎,《讓子彈飛》及《畫皮II》更先後成為中國史上最賣座華語片。此外,亦曾推出個人隨筆集《突然就走到了西藏》。

Selected Filmography:
Painted Skin I & II 畫皮I & II,
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D 龍門飛甲,
Let the Bullets Fly 讓子彈飛,
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress巴爾紮克和小裁縫

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