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健美皇后 Destination Arnold
夏沙•艾丁格•艾斯坦 Sascha Ettinger Epstein|2016|澳大利亞Australia|75min|紀錄片|護

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好萊塢大明星阿諾•史瓦辛格以《魔鬼終結者》系列電影風靡全球,他的超級體格吸引了無數的崇拜者,業餘健美賽的頂尖殿堂阿諾盃(Arnold Classic)就是彰顯他的名字。2015 年,阿諾盃第一次在澳洲舉辦,吸引了兩名小城鎮的原住民女人塔許和凱琳娜,她們決心參加比賽,只為了可以親眼目睹偶像阿諾的風采。
塔許是一名單身媽媽,獨自養育三名子女,凱琳娜也是單身。她們憧憬著雕刻一般的身材和閃閃發亮的比基尼,每餐按照規定控制飲食,接受各種嚴苛的體能訓練,鍛鍊著每一塊肌肉,卻漸漸發現,這個追逐身體冠軍的旅程,會讓她們面對更為幽深的生命傷痛與渴望......

Tash and Kylene, two small-town Aboriginal women, both have had their fair share of hardship, heartbreak, and family tragedy. When they learn about Arnold Schwarzenegger's first ever Australian bodybuilding competition, they are finally able to regain a sense of purpose in their lives. Their road to championship is also a personal journey of self-discovery and self-reinvention. Destination Arnold is a witty and heartfelt portrait of friendship and survival of two aspiring woman body builders who try to find their place in the world.

放映場次 Screening Schedule ———★影人出席QA

日期 開始 結束 場地 備註
5/14 (日) ★ 16:30 17:45 桃園光影電影館
TAOYUAN ARTS CINEMA
影人出席QA
5/15 (一) ★ 13:30 14:45 中壢星橋國際影城 12廳
SBC CINEMAS
影人出席QA

夏沙•艾丁格•艾斯坦
Sascha Ettinger Epstein

澳洲紀錄片導演兼雜誌特約記者,以觀察生猛的、內蘊豐富的澳洲人而聞名。2003年,她跟拍街頭攝影師彼得•達倫摩爾(Peter Darren Moyle),完成首部紀錄短片Painting with Light in a Dark World,不僅贏得了多個獎項,也開啟了她專注於探索在黑暗中的美感的藝術生涯。後來,她還拍攝了庇護所中的青少年、天黑後的孩童籃球賽等等,《健美皇后》也是她觀察社會小角色的主題延續。

Sascha Ettinger Epstein is a documentar y filmmaker and magazine feature writer known for her taste for edgy Australian stories that deals with marginalized individuals navigating their path in contemporary Australia. She has won the AFI Award for Best Direction in a Documentary twice as well as other national and international awards. She also tutors Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.