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Past Present 昨天

When:

Fri Apr 25 2014, 9:00pm

Where: Cathay Cinelesiure, 8 Grange Road, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $13.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Past Present is an exploration of internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist Tsai Ming-Liang’s life’s journey in film, both as filmgoer and maker, tracing his philosophy as a director to his childhood experience growing up in Kuching, Malaysia and the importance of moving to Taiwan in the 1970s. In this film, Tsai revisits the old cinemas that he used to frequent with his grandparents and tells the story of how he would watch two films every evening with them. With a strong sense of loss, Tsai rediscovers his past while evaluating the present in which he described as a ‘throwaway era’ where people are no longer able to value things from the past. Tsai’s colleagues and friends, from Ang Lee to Hou Hsiao-Hsien and ApichatpongWeerasethakul, and his constant collaborators like Lee Kang-Sheng and Chen Shiang-Chyi, discuss the uniqueness of his work and him as a person, in search for ever greater freedom and artistry.

《昨天》是一部探索蔡明亮电影心路历程的纪录片。片中尝试回溯他童年在古晋的成长经历,直至70 年代起旅居台湾的生活,从中追溯他执导电影的哲学。蔡明亮重游与祖父母经常一起看戏的旧电影院,述说祖孙们如何每晚连赶两场电影。他沉浸在强烈失落情怀中,重新发现自己的过去,同时也检视现今的情况。他形容我们目前处于一个「遗忘的时代」,没有培养出足够的素养来珍惜过去的东西。

片中也採访了多位影人,包括李安、阿比查邦韦拉斯塔古等,蔡明亮的长期合作伙伴李康生和陈湘琪也翩然现身摄影机前,共同探讨蔡明亮作品的独特性,还有关于他个人对更广阔的自由与艺术境界的追求。本片带观众一览豢养出大师风范的记忆文本,与导演所有作品的母题原乡,不管是不是蔡明亮的影迷,都不能错过。