我為兄狂
The Confessional
導演 Director : 羅拔利伯殊 Robert Lepage

加拿大、法國、英國 Canada, France, UK | 1995 | 100 分鐘 min | 黑白及彩色 B&W, Colour | DVD 法語、英語對白,英文字幕 In French, English with English subtitles

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「在我出生的城市,『現在』如同小孩般騎在『過去』的肩膀上。」(片首及片末的獨白)踏入九十年代的魁北克社會愈趨世俗化,新一波的身份問題更形複雜。1989年,Pierre從中國回到老家奔喪,遇上一位神秘商人,聲稱掌握其繼兄Marc的身世秘密。時間回到1952年,希治閣正在籌備電影《懺情恨》,並來到魁北克的一所教堂取景。豈料這個虛構故事——關於一個因懺悔者的告解而陷入道德困境的神父,竟於這教堂的戲裡戲外同步上演。時空交錯的蒙太奇,作為連結兩代的魁北克橋,帶領觀眾一步一步揭示震撼真相。希治閣式懸疑片的敘事結構之外,本片美學奇特前衛,意念設計大膽凌厲,穿梭於桑拿房、脫衣舞酒吧的胴體春色、如鮮血般染滿一片紅的視覺主調、以至來自遠方天安門鎮壓民運的新聞廣播,衝破禁忌的潛藏意識貫穿全片。

“In the city where I was born, the past carries the present like a child on its shoulders.” This is the line of voiceover that bookends the film. Going into the 1990s, Quebecois society has become increasingly secular. Set in 1989, the protagonist Pierre returns home from China for a funeral. He meets a mysterious merchant who claims to know the truth about his brother Marc’s heritage. The film also flashes back to a storyline in 1952, showing Alfred Hitchcock in the midst of shooting I Confess in a church in Quebec. The story about a penitent and a priest is happening both in front of the camera and outside of Hitchcock’s production. The time-leaping montage connects two eras of Quebec, leading viewers to the shocking truth. Besides the Hitchcockian narrative structure, the film is aesthetically forward-looking and conceptually daring. From the sensuality of the naked bodies in the sauna room and strip club, to its bloody red visual theme and the TV news about Tiananmen Square, the whole film is permeated with a taboo-breaking spirit.

1995溫哥華國際電影節最佳加拿大劇本
Best Canadian Screenplay, Vancouver International Film Festival 1995

1996加拿大金尼獎最佳電影、最佳導演
Best Motion Picture, Best Direction, Genie Awards, Canada 1996

羅拔利伯殊 Robert LEPAGE

1957年生於魁北克市,就讀於魁北克戲劇藝術學院,亦有由拉瓦爾大學、麥基爾大學、多倫多大學及協和大學所頒發的榮譽博士學位。自1982年開始寫作、演出及擔任設計,是當代劇壇最炙手可熱的導演之一。其舞台作品包括:《雲西》、《龍的三部曲》、《測謊機》、《地殼板塊》、《伽利略的一生》、《針筒與鴉片》、《奧特河的七條支流》。他亦是一個成功的歌劇導演,曾為1996年香港藝術節執導《藍鬍子城堡》及《期待》兩齣歌劇。《我為兄狂》(1995)是他首部電影作品,分別獲取1996加拿大金尼獎最佳電影及最佳導演,以及1995溫哥華國際電影節最佳加拿大劇本。1994年創立Ex Machina劇場公司,專注舞台劇創作,偶爾改編成電影,如回應1980年魁北克獨立公投的Nô(1998)、The Far Side of the Moon(2003)、Triptych(2013)。  

Born in Quebec in 1957 and studied at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Québec. He was awarded several Honorary degrees from various universities, including Laval University, McGill University, University of Toronto and Concordia University. Since 1982, he has been working as a writer, actor, and designer, and is one of the hottest directors in contemporary theatre. His plays include Vinci, The Dragon Trilogy, The Polygraph, Tectonic Plates, The Life of Galileo, Needles and Opium and Les sept branches de la rivière Ota. He is equally successful as an opera director, including works such as Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung, which played at Hong Kong Arts Festival 1996. The Confessional (1995) is his first feature, which won Best Motion Picture and Best Direction at Genie Awards 1996 and Best Canadian Screenplay at Vancouver International Film Festival 1995. He founded his theatre company, Ex Machina, and devotes to theatres while adapting to films at times. His directing works include Nô (1998), in which he responded to the 1980 Quebec independence referendum, The Far Side of the Moon (2003) and Triptych (2013).