SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Film Screening of A Place of One's Own and Q&A with Director Lou Yi-an

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Speaker: Director Lou Yi-an

Date: 8 February 2016Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 8 February 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Birkbeck Room: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Type of Event: Film

A PLACE OF ONE’S OWN

A PLACE OF ONE'S OWN
一個漂浮在墳場上空的搖滾幽靈
一連串人鬼爭地的連鎖效應
一個關於搖滾與死亡的黑色狂想……
A rock ‘n’ roll ghost is wandering around a graveyard
The living and the dead are fighting for land
A dark rhapsody about rock music and death…
Synopsis

A small time rock’n’roll singer Mozi, is inspired to write a song one day for his singer girlfriend Kasey, but he accidentally dies before he can deliver it to her. Kasey, who is becoming famous in the music scene, had been writing him a song every year. However, the first song she receives from Mozi predicts the end of their relationship. After finding out he has cancer, a very gifted origami master, Mr. Lin, makes a super luxurious origami villa for himself. But in the end, he has to give it away because of debt. His wife, A-yue, sweeps tombs for a living. One of her dead “clients” tells her where she can get several million dollars. But after getting it, she just gives it away impulsively.

These two sets of characters have nothing in common at the start. However their lives start to intermingle because of A-yue’s son, Gang. Gang has seen his luck change. He lands a relatively plum job in a real estate agency, enabling him to sell a flat for the first time in his life, which starts a series of chain effects. Whether alive or dead, all these characters are facing some unpredictable changes especially in terms of where they live …

莫子(莫子儀飾),一個狂放不羈的搖滾鬼才,卻難得知音。這憤世嫉俗的孤獨靈魂,似乎只有在面對凱西時(路嘉欣飾),柔情的另一面才偶然乍現。然而在凱西日漸走紅後,兩人的關係卻逐漸走向冰點。這是莫子第一次寫情歌給凱西,或許也是唯一的一次……

林師傅(高捷飾),專門為死人蓋房子,家中堆滿了栩栩如生的紙人、紙手槍、紙麻將……,當然還有紙洋房,卻一輩子也掙不到一間屬於自己的房子,甚至自己生病的開刀錢也湊不到。接二連三狗屁倒灶的鳥事,在妻子阿月嬸(陸弈靜飾)陰錯陽差竊得一筆鉅款後,似乎就要迎刃而解了……

但人算不如天算,原本不相干的兩組人,因林師傅的寶貝兒子小剛(唐振剛飾)而出現了交集,並引發一連串出乎意料的連鎖效應……。於是,在這個喧囂的都市叢林裡,不論是在世的人,還是死後的鬼,彷彿都已耗盡了所有生命的氣力,嘶喊著:還我一席之地!

Director’s Bio

LOU YI-AN

Lou Yi-an has worked as a producer, scriptwriter, and director on several big projects. His work highlights the working class and immigrant life. His TV drama “Bon Voyage”, completed in 2005, won awards for “Best Director” and “Best Leading Actor” in the Golden Bell awards (the Taiwanese awards for television). His short film “Waterfront Villa Bonita” was a rare dark comedy in Taiwan. “A Place of One’s Own” (2009), continues this dark style, and is Lou’s first feature film.

Previous Works:

2007 / Short Film “Waterfront Villa Bonita” (35mm/ Drama/ 24mins/ color)

  1. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, in competition, 2008
  2. Fribourg International Film Festival, 2008
  3. Milano Film Festival, in competition, 2008

2005 / Single TV Drama “Bon Voyage” (HDTV/ Drama/ 78mins/ color)

◎ Golden Bell Awards “BEST DIRECTOR” for Single TV Drama

樓一安,多年來從事編導及製片相關工作,其編導作品多與勞動階層及外來移民之生命經歷相關。2005年拍攝的電視迷你劇集「快樂的出航」,獲金鐘獎迷你劇集最佳導演及最佳男主角獎。07年的電影短片「水岸麗景」則是台灣難得一見的黑色喜劇, 09年的電影「一席之地」便延續了前二作品的黑色風格,是樓一安第一部劇情長片。

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: bc18@soas.ac.uk