平成哭喪女
Eriko, Pretended
導演 Director:藤村明世 Akiyo Fujimura

日本 Japan|2016|93 分鐘 min|彩色 Colour|DCP| 日語對白,英文字幕 In Japanese with English subtitles

26/1 (六 Sat) 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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人生如戲,但戲好戲爛卻各不同。往東京發展多年的紜梨子,夢想成為出色的演員,卻一直鬱鬱不得志,只靠當廣告大咖維生,生活拮据,最弊是開始動搖當演員的信心,就連試鏡時的哭戲亦被考起。一天,居於和歌山下津市的姊姊傳來死訊,她回鄉出席喪事,卻遭鄉里揶揄,幸好得10歲的外甥篤哉開解,兩個孤獨人漸成朋友,又儼如母子。紜梨子在偶然下,當上於喪禮專門搞氣氛的哭喪女。紜梨子的演員專業備受考驗,遂從無淚之女慢慢當起母親和哭喪女的角色,真正感受人生悲苦。《日本十年》導演之一藤村明世的首作,從演戲談到人生,亦在京漂身上看到此年代日本年輕人尋夢的窘境,哭喪女的專業處處帶着黑色幽默,在調換身份的過程中開竅明白人生如戲的真義,結尾一鏡直落有感而泣的鏡頭,呼應了開首欲哭無淚的試鏡片段,含蓄地道出了成長何價。

Life is like a long reel of film, with splices here and there. Eriko, with an actress’s dream but shaky courage to continue, struggles to make a living in Tokyo as a TV commercial extra. Receiving news of her sister’s death from homeland Wakayama, Eriko heads back for the funeral but is mocked by family neighbours. 10-year-old Tokuya comes to the rescue and the lonely pair becomes friends, or mother and son? Eriko coincidentally becomes a paid-mourner, entertaining grieving families at funerals. Professionally challenged, Eriko shifts from an audition-goer into a mother and mourner, lamenting the the lives of herself and others. Debut from director of Ten Years Japan (2018) Akiyo Fujimura, the film gazes from a performer’s angle, at life and the dead-end situation of young drifting dreamers in Tokyo. A hint of black humour leaks from the mourner’s “performance” while she switches roles from one to another, reflecting wisdom from a life of bitter-sweetness. Eriko’s emotional cry long-take at the end quietly echoes with her casting scene in the beginning - in tears and hurt we grow, it’s the cost that comes with age.

2016大阪亞洲電影節 Japan Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 selection

藤村明世 Akiyo Fujimura

生於1990年東京,曾於明治學院大學就讀電影理論課程,再於New Cinema Workshop學習電影製作,並導演短片The Summer Moon、入選日本PIA電影節、仙台電影節、下北澤電影節。畢業後於東寶任製作助理。《平成哭喪女》(2016)是她劇情長片處女作,最新作品為是枝裕和監製的《十年日本》(2018),任其中一位導演。

Born in 1990 in Tokyo. She studied film theory at Meiji Gakuin University and studied film production at the New Cinema Workshop where she directed short film The Summer Moon. The film was selected for 36th PIA Film Festival, Sendai Film Festival 2014, and 6th Shimokitazawa Film Festival. She has worked for Toho Studio as a production assistant after graduation. Eriko, Pretended (2016) is her first feature film as a director. Her latest work is one episode of Ten Years Japan (2018) executive produced by Hirokazu Kore-eda.