SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Documentary Film Screening of "LOVE Talk" (幸福定格) and Q&A with Director Shen Ko-shang

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

Date: 17 June 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 17 June 2019Time: 9:00 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. He is now working on his new projects: a documentary film Double Happiness Limited.

故事大綱

Love TALKS Poster

作品曾獲亞太影展最佳紀錄片、臺北電影節首獎導演沈可尚,歷時七年,執著記錄八對邁入婚姻殿堂、時間長短不一的夫妻生活對話,他們開誠佈公、質問著對方日常生活中不會觸及的話題,從為什麼要與對方結婚到不再有激情的婚姻生活;是否厭倦對方到一觸及發的婆媳問題;關於性、關於生孩子、關於受不了對方的點點滴滴…

中國大陸的小夫妻阿飛和樂會,他們在共同打工的地方認識、相愛、結婚,通過質樸的對話,看到內地年輕一代農民工的婚戀觀念;臺灣的白領年輕夫妻勇諴和薇之,他們展現了城市新潮夫妻的對於婚姻生活的期待與妥協;還有教授、小吃店老闆、白領職員、藝術工作者、創業家、家庭主婦等來自不同地方不同處境的夫妻,帶領觀眾再次反思自身對婚姻與幸福的定義。

Synopsis

Awarded best Documentary Film at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival award-winning Director Shen Ko-shang, over 7 years, documented 8 marriages. Whether long or short, every conversation provides a different conversation on married life.

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They openly and sincerely, question each other on untouchable topics of everyday life, from why they married to no longer having affection for each other; weariness of the their mothers-in-law; regarding sex, having children, every aspect of each other they can’t stand…

Newly married Chinese A-fei and Yue-hui met at work, fell in love and married. Through their simple conversation, we can see inside a young generation rural couples’ concept of love and marriage. Young Taiwanese couple Yong-cheng and Lai-zhi seem a white-collar, trendy urban couple in their attitudes towards married life’s hopes and compromises. Documenting the perspective of a lecturer, snack shop owner, white-collar office worker, arts worker, entrepreneur and housewife all in different marital situations, these conversations lead the audience to reflect on what defines a happy marriage.

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Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk