誰知緬甸赤子心
Passage of Life
導演 Director:藤元明緒 Akio Fujimoto

日本、緬甸 Japan, Myanmar|2017|98 分鐘 min|彩色 Colour|DCP| 日語、緬甸語對白,英文字幕 In Japanese and Burmese with English subtitles

27/1 (日 Sun) 7:45pm

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

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一個來自緬甸的家庭,夫妻Issacc和Khin與一對年幼的兒子生活在東京的狹小公寓。申請難民身份未獲入國管理局所批,妻子對未來憂心不已,希望帶同兩個兒子回緬甸生活。兄弟從小在日本受教育,不懂母語,回國後未能適應。一家分隔兩地,團聚遙遙無期。故事改編自真人真事,演員都是在日本居住過的緬甸素人,大部分均沒有演出經驗。導演以五年時間完成這部首作長片,用心經營,是近年少有關注移民和在日外國人的社會議題作品。紀錄片式的影像,客觀卻溫柔地呈現一家人的生活及他們所面對的壓力,是所有在日緬甸家庭的真實寫照。帶動主線的兩個赤子,走過段段陌路,與周遭環境悄然對話,在緊靠及寫實的鏡頭下,細節及靈動滿瀉,小伙子的心事又有誰懂?

A Burmese family seeks asylum in Tokyo – father Issace, mother Khin and their two little boys, cramping in a tiny flat and just got rejected by the authorities. Khin brings their sons back to Myanmar, but the boys fail to adapt without the local tongue. Gloomy future takes over the now long-distance family, and the separation has no end. Adapted from true story, the amateur cast are all Burmese who have lived in Japan. 5 years into making, this feature debut from the director is a rare gem that focuses on social issues around migrants and foreigners in Japan in recent years. The documentary style visual closes in gently on the family's everyday stress, authentically reflecting on all Burmese families in Japan. The boys lead the plot walking untaken roads into a forest of unknown, with their lively expressions captured - but can we tell what’s at the back of their minds?

2018大阪亞洲電影節 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018 selection
2017東京國際電影節亞洲未來單元最佳電影 Best Asian Future Award, Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

藤元明緒 Akio Fujimoto

1988年3月15日生於大阪。大學時期研究心理學及家庭。畢業後再入讀視覺藝術學院,學習電影製作,並獲選為Nara電影節學生組別評審團主席。2012年完成首部短片Psychedelic Family(2013),破碎家庭內容來自親身經歷。畢業後移居東京,用五年時間拍攝首部劇情長片《誰知緬甸赤子心》(2017),於第三十屆東京國際電影節獲得四個獎項,並陸選入選超過三十個影展。現於緬甸拍攝電視節目、紀錄片等。

Born on March 15th, 1988, in Osaka. In college, he learned psychology and family. After graduation, he enrolled in the Visual Arts academy. There, he learned the essence of filmmaking, and worked as the chief of the selection committee for the student film category at the Nara International Film Festival. In 2012, he completed his first short film as a director, called Psychedelic Family (2013). A subtly crafted piece based on his own experiences in a crumbling family. After graduating, he moved to Tokyo to work on his first feature, Japan-Myanmar co-production Passage of Life (2017) , spending 5 years to be completed. The film received 4 awards, including at 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, and more than 30 festivals to be selected. Now, located in Myanmar involved in directing TV programs, Documentary films, and etc.