從桃影回顧台灣歷史、看見環境變遷
《超級大國民》、《香蕉天堂》悲喜重現戒嚴恐怖
《明日之海》哈薩克女導演和《海》柯金源導演相見歡


《超級大國民》導演 萬仁

桃園電影節在電影製造歷史單元中,選映多部以國族歷史為題的作品,除了有來自德國、日本、韓國及中國的電影外,也放映分別以悲劇及喜劇調性呈現台灣戒嚴時期的《超級大國民》《香蕉天堂》,其中《超級大國民》導演萬仁除了專程前來與影迷交流外,更參觀在桃園光影電影館展出的「十年,再見楊德昌」特展。

《超級大國民》導演萬仁回憶過去曾看過拷貝因保存不當而發霉,所以更意識到電影修復的必要,很開心《超》片終於完成修復版、即將發行DVD。導演表示,1995年他帶著《超》片參加柏林影展時,很多德國年輕人熱烈提問,讓他驚訝不已外,也對當時德國對於轉型正義的重視印象深刻,相較之下導演感嘆起臺灣轉型正義的推行不僅落後許多,近年甚至有政治化的傾向,因此希望透過電影讓更多年輕觀眾重視社會及歷史。另外,導演還透露自己在拍攝《超》片時著重影片的通俗性多過藝術性,他巧妙運用音樂能輕易感染觀眾的特性,在沉重的政治議題上增添更多人性。會後,導演也特別參觀電影節楊德昌特展,緬懷楊導及過去純粹為電影努力的時光。


《香蕉天堂》劇照

除了悲劇調性的《超級大國民》之外,桃園電影節將於5/18放映王童導演的《香蕉天堂》,該片以喜劇形式敘述1949年以後,跟國民黨撤退來台的外省人,為了謀生而假冒他人身分,在家庭生活與工作場所中,造成很多哭笑不得的窘境。導演王童將會出席映後座談。

除了回溯歷史記憶,這次電影節更有兩部探討環境議題的紀錄片,《明日之海》聚焦消失的海及一群人為了恢復昔日鹹海風貌而努力的過程,另一部則是臺灣獎競賽單元的作品《海》,該片捕捉人類文明對於海底世界造成的傷害。《明》片導演卡特琳娜.蘇沃羅娃(Katerina Suvorova)今日(5/17)特別前往觀賞《海》,並和柯金源導演進行交流。5/18亦有一場《明日之海》的放映,導演屆時將出席映後座談。


《明日之海》導演 Katerina Suvorova 及《海》導演 柯金源

Reflecting on the History of Taiwan

In collaboration with the Goethe Institute, the 2017 Taoyuan Film Festival presents the program “The Future of the Past: Who Makes History?” including WAN Jen’s Super Citizen Ko (1995). Set in the martial law period in Taiwan, the film revolves around a political prisoner who is haunted by the ghost of his guilty conscience under the oppressive regime.

Director WAN expressed his excitement about the newly remastered version of his White Terror classics. In the Q&A session, the director recalled the time when he brought his film to the Berlin International Film Festival in 1995. He was surprised by the enthusiasm shown for the film from the youth in Germany which, he thought, has done a great job in transitional justice to which the approach the Taiwanese government has been taking; in contrary, often lags behind. The director also explained how he tried to make the film more accessible to the audience despite the heavy subject matter by the use of music score. He wished that young people would be more interested in the history of Taiwan, taking a more active role in their engagement in society nowadays.

The program will also include another Taiwanese film Banana Paradise (1989) scheduled to be screened on May 18. The director WANG Toon will attend the Q&A session after the screening.