藍波逝去的故鄉
The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died
導演 Director:尚皮亞利費華 Jean Pierre Lefebvre

加拿大、法國 Canada, France | 1977 | 113 分鐘 min | 彩色 Colour | HD
法語對白,英文字幕 In French with English subtitles

1/8 (四 Thu) 7:30pm

香港藝術中心古天樂電影院
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

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尚皮亞利費華創作低調,不稀罕跟英語加拿大人展開對話,卻對法語魁北克人語重深長。這是他的「Abel Saga」第二部曲,主角Abel自以為四十不惑,獨自遠赴法國朝聖尋根,然而怪口音令他無法不自覺只是個異鄉人,遇上的街頭畫師、的士司機、賣花少女、都讓他對這個浪漫之地一一否定。他去探訪孤獨的單親媽媽朋友Jeanne,卻碰上她媽媽自殺,便隨她回鄉,走到詩人藍波的出生地憑弔。他再在蔚藍海岸遇上女法官Anne,彼此萌生愛意,詠嘆藍波的詩句。塞尚畫中的風景既近且遠、虛無飄渺,烘托那無地可棲、同是天涯淪落人的依存狀態。「十月危機」後魁北克人黨獲龐大同情票得利上場,利費華卻揭示所謂獨立精神背後隨時是一廂情願的自我受殖意識,思路清醒一針見血。

The low-profile Jean Pierre Lefebvre has little to say to the English-speaking Canadians yet he has strong messages for his fellow Quebecois. In the second film of his “Abel Saga,” the 40-year-old Abel travels to his ancestor’s country—France—in hopes to find his roots. With his noticeable accent, he can’t help but realise that he is a stranger in a foreign land. His encounters with a street painter, a taxi driver and a flower girl have dispelled any idealistic notions he previously held for the country. Then he visits his friend Jeanne, a lonely single mother. When Jeanne’s mother commits suicide, he follows Jeanie back to her hometown, which is the birthplace of poet Rimbaud. The scenery once painted by Paul Cézanne feels so close yet so far. The unspeakable void of his ill-fated search for a “home” illustrates the sense of insecurity for post-October Crisis Quebec. The clear-minded Lefebvre laments the so-called independent spirit is possibly just another way to indulge in one’s own colonial fantasy.

1977康城影展競賽單元
Cannes Film Festival 1977 competition

尚皮亞利費華 Jean-Pierre LEFEBVRE

生於1941年加拿大滿地可,於滿地可大學修讀古典及法國文學,後來從事影評及出版工作。1964年執導了一套短片,之後正式從事電影創作,1967年進入加拿大國家電影局,不久離開與妻子成立自己的公司Cinak。他的作品包括:《革命家》(1965)、《柏茜德與尚巴士堤》(1966)、《魁北克吾愛》(1969)、《最後通牒》(1973)等。宏觀尚皮亞利費華的作品,不乏具有人道主義色彩的片段,尚皮亞利費華以人道主義的視角觀察社會,並將之帶進影院,此關注在Les Maudits sauvages(1971), The Last Betrothal(1973), 《藍波逝去的故鄉》(1977), Wild Flowers(1982)和 Le jour S...(1984)等長篇電影中尤其明顯。《藍波逝去的故鄉》亦入選1977康城影展主競賽單元。  

Born 1941 in Montreal. After his studies in French literature at the University of Montreal, he became a film critic for Objectif magazine between 1960-67. He made his first short film, L’homoman, in 1964 and began making feature-length films the following year. He entered National Film Board of Canada in 1967 and soon left for founding his company, Cinak, with his wife. His major works include The Revolutionary (1965), Patricia et Jean-Baptiste (1966), Q-bec My love (1969), and Ultimatum (1973). Lefebvre advanced his humanitarian view of the world in films such as Les Maudits sauvages (1971), The Last Betrothal (1973), The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died (1977), Wild Flowers (1982) and Le jour S... (1984). The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died was also shortlisted in Cannes Film Festival 1977 Competition.