還有一些樹
The Tree Remembers
導演 Director:廖克發 Lau Kek Huat

台灣 Taiwan|2019|88 分鐘 min|黑白、彩色 B&W, Colour|DCP
馬來語言、英語、國語、馬來原住民語對白,中英文字幕 In Bahasa Melayu, English, Mandarin and Orang Asli with Chinese and English subtitles

18/1 (六 Sat) 7:30pm*

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

*設Skype映後問答
Post-screening Q&A via Skype

購票 Ticketing

「在這沒有四季的潮濕國度,來自大洋的季風無言而有信」—— 希旦〈我們的馬來亞〉。當年斧頭沒有砍倒的樹,同樣也沒有砍掉潮濕又信實的記憶。馬華居台導演廖克發前作《不即不離》(2016)以離散家庭影像書寫從未被忠實和詳細交代的歷史,即因「馬共」這禁忌題材而成禁片。新作《還有一些樹》將少數原住民、華人與馬來人置於同一景框,從赫赫有名的馬華種族衝突「五一三事件」觸發討論,透視當中的種族邊緣化、暴力問題和後殖民概念的威力。導演由此找到社會中最底層的原住民,除了揭露他們被社會壓迫的現況,還呈現了殖民歷史塑造的文化自卑感——原住民是失卻話語權的主體,無法自述,只能訴諸神秘的部落文化。1969年馬來西亞書信上的郵戳警告「不要散播謠言」,在後真相時代下重新檢視,顯得如此無力又狠狠地擊中心臟。

The axe did not chop down the tree back in the day, thus it did not destroy the humid and authentic memories. Taiwan-based Chinese-Malaysian director Lau Kek Huat used images of a family’s exodus to address history that had never been truthfully told in details with his previous film Absent Without Leave (2016), which was immediately censored for bringing up the taboo subject of Malayan communists. His new film The Tree Remembers brings Native Malayans and Chinese together in the same frame, by bringing the infamous “13 May 1969 Incident” into the center of discussion on racism,violence and the power of colonialism. The director finds the indigenous people at the bottom of the social hierarchy, exposing the oppression they face. The film also presents the sense of cultural inferiority that is shaped by the country’s colonial history, as the Natives have lost their right to express their opinions and have to resort to tribal mysticism. In 1969, Malaysia’s postmark warned, “Do not spread rumors.” To reexamine these events in the post-truth era feels powerless yet right on target.

2019金馬獎最佳紀錄片提名
Nominated for Best Documentary, Golden Horse Awards 2019

2019台北電影獎最佳紀錄片、混音、配樂獎提名
Nominated for Best Documentary, Remix, Soundtrack, Taipei Film Awards 2019

2019韓國DMZ紀錄片國際影展亞洲競賽單元競賽單元
Asian competition, DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival 2019

廖克發 Lau Kek Huat

生於馬來西亞並於台灣崛起。在國立新加坡大學修讀商業期間熱衷於文學創作,曾獲大專文學獎。畢業後,到國立台灣藝術大學電影系學習電影製作,短片《妮雅的門》(2015)在釜山國際電影節獲最佳亞洲短片善才獎。敢於揭露歷史禁忌,兩部挖掘家鄉族群議題的紀錄片《不即不離》(2016)與《還有一些樹》(2019)在馬來西亞政府的審查下仍然被禁,後者獲提名金馬獎最佳紀錄片。編導作品《菠蘿蜜》(2019),獲得康城影展「世界電影工廠新導演工作坊」,台灣金馬獎最佳新導演提名,並入選釜山國際電影節新潮流競賽單元。曾參與2013年由侯孝賢導演指導的金馬學院及柏林影展新銳營。  

Born in Malaysia and based in Taiwan. While studying Business at the National University of Singapore, he engaged actively in literary writing and received the Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Awards. After graduation, he enrolled in film studies at the National Taiwan University, Department of Motion Picture. His short film Nia Door (2015) won the Sonje Award for Best Asian Short Film in Busan International Film Festival. Relentlessly revealing historical taboos, both his documentaries Absent without leave (2016) and The Tree Remembers (2019) addressing ethnic issues of his hometown still face censorship challenge under the Malaysian Government. The latter was nominated for Best Documentary at Golden Horse Awards. His first long feature film script Buluomi (2019) was selected for La Fabrique. Cinema du monde of Cannes Film Festival. Then the film was Best New Director in Golden Horse Awards 2019 and shortlisted in New Current Competition in Busan International Film Festival in 2019. He participated in the Golden Horse Academy 2013 and Berlinale Talents.