SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Documentary Film Screening of "A Rolling Stone" (築巢人) and Q&A with Director Shen Ko-shang

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Shen Ko-shang (沈可尚)

Date: 17 June 2019Time: 3:15 PM

Finishes: 17 June 2019Time: 5:15 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Summer School

As this event is part of our SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend

導演簡歷

Director Sheng

沈可尚,重要作品包含紀錄片《噤聲三角》《賽鴿風雲》《野球孩子》《小城》《遙遠星球的孩子》《築巢人》、《日日喃喃》;劇情短片《與山》《兩個茱麗葉》《通電》《到站停車》《美好的旅程》《世紀末的華麗》。其作品曾入圍多項國際知名影展競賽,包含坎城影展、瑞士真實影展、山形影展等;並屢獲多項重要獎項肯定,包含台灣國際紀錄片影展台灣首獎、台北電影獎首獎、亞太影展最佳紀錄片、紐約電視金獎、金鐘獎、金馬獎等。

Director Biography

SHEN Ko-shang, being one of Taiwan's new generation of directors, shows his talent with feature films, documentaries, experimental films, as well as commercial advertising.

His distinguished works including documentary films Silent Delta, The Pigeon Game, Baseball Boys, Fading, Children From The Distant Planet, A Rolling Stone, Ways into Love, and feature films Layover, Two Juliets, Power On, On the Bus, A Nice Travel, and End of A Century: Mia's Story. His works has nominated by many well-known festivals, including Festival de Cannes in France, Visions du Réel documentary film festival in Switzerland, and Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. SHEN has won many prizes, such as the First Prizes of TIDF (Taiwan International Documentary Festival), and Taipei Film Festival, and the best Documentary Film of Asia Pacific Film Festival, Frist Prize of New York Festivals International Television & Film Award, Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan), and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. His new projects: a documentary film LOVE Talk will release in 2018.

簡介

一對無法溝通的父子,在一個單親的巢裡相依為命。兒子,30歲。卻像13歲的孩子。甚至更自我,天真,更無法捉摸。


父親,50歲。得同時扮演許多角色,才能把這個巢撐住。他是父親,是母親,是兒子唯一的朋友,是兒子唯一的經濟支柱,也是努力讓兒子所有特殊的創造和這個世界產生連結的人。父親永遠和兒子在一起。用幾近噤默的方式。
撿滿屋子的寶特瓶在一起,畫幾百張重複的蜂窩在一起,折幾千張色紙搭成的巨塔在一起,打保齡球在一起,撿貝殼抓蝸牛在一起,吃飯在一起,連睡覺,都在同一張床上。
他們像是彼此的唯一。少了誰,就不完整。這是甚麼樣的愛?父愛。是一個明顯的解讀。但父愛裡面還夾雜著多少溫情的觸動,分享的瞬間,想逃的慾望,對未來的恐懼,不服輸的意志,和身為一個個體過度超載的付出?

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Synopsis

A pair of father and son, unable to communicate with each other, yet they only have each other in this single-parent family. The son is physically a 30-year-old man and mentally a 13-year-old kid, but even more self-centered, more innocent, and more elusive. The father is 50 years old, but he has to play various roles to hold up this family. He is both father and mother to his son; he is the only friend that his son has, the only provider for his son, and he strives to connect his son’s unique creations with this world. The father always stays with his son, and they keep each other company in an almost silence. They gather up the bottles that are scattered around the house together, repetitively draw honeycombs together, make a gigantic tower with thousands of color papers together, go bowling together, pick seashells and catch snails together, and eat together. They even sleep on the same bed. They are like the one and only for each other—either of them is incomplete without the other.

What kind of love is this? Paternal love is the most evident interpretation. What else is also mixed in this paternal love? The soft and tender connection? Longing for sharing? Desire to escape? Fear for future? Reluctance to give in? Or the excessive devotion that one individual has towards another?

 

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Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk