Small Talk

 

无法观看?前往优酷

On the 24th of May 2017, Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of marriage equality, making Taiwan the first in Asia to legalise gay marriage. Upon the outbreak of this news, Taiwanese director Huang Hui-Chen shared a heartwarming sentiment on her Facebook page stating, “love will always find a way.”


2017年5月24日,台湾最高法院裁定婚姻平等,使台湾成为亚洲第一个同性婚姻合法化的地区。消息公布之后中,台湾导演黄惠侦 在脸书上发布了一个情感真挚的帖子:“願天下有情人終成眷屬” 。

Huang was a political activist before she began making documentary films; she rose to fame after her feature film, Small Talk, premiered at the 53rd Golden Horse Film Festival. Small Talk is a riveting documentary that comprises of sit-down interviews that take place between Huang and her estranged lesbian mother, A-nu. When Huang gave birth to a daughter of her own in 2012, she felt further compelled to repair her alienating relationship with her mother. Despite the two living under the same roof, they co-exist as strangers with little to no human interaction.


在拍摄纪录片之前,黄惠侦曾是一名政治活动家,因为个人导演的电影《日常对话》在第53届金马电影节上首映后一举成名。《日常对话》是一部备受关注的纪录片。影片由多段黄惠侦与她曾疏远了的同性恋母亲阿女之间的访谈组成。2012年,黄惠侦生下了自己的女儿,同时也更迫切地希望能修复与母亲之间的关系。尽管两个人生活在同一个屋檐下,却像陌生人一样,几乎没有任何互动。

At times, the documentary is filled with long silences and an uncomfortable tension. With each talk, Huang probes her mother who reluctantly begins to reveal layers of her past. Beyond these emotion-driven conversations, the film also consists of interviews with A-nu’s previous and present lovers, her siblings, and a few home videos that were shot over the past two decades. The film adds an extra level of intrigue for viewers who journey along with Huang, an open-minded heterosexual daughter who is desperately trying to connect with her evasive homosexual mother.


影片中出现了多次长时间的沉默和令人不舒服的紧张感。每次“谈话”,黄惠侦都在进一步促使母亲不情愿地层层透露自己的过去。除了这些情绪驱动的对话之外,影片中,黄惠侦还与阿女以前和现在的恋人、她的兄弟姐妹之间进行了对话,并穿插了过去二十年间的几段家庭影片。作为一名开明的异性恋女儿,黄惠侦在努力试图与讳莫如深的同性恋母亲接近距离,影片也试图为一路跟踪这一过程发展的观众呈现一些更引人入胜的体验。

At the beginning of 2017, Small Talk was awarded Best Documentary at the Teddy Awards in Berlin, casting a warm spotlight on LGBTIQ families in Taiwan. Small Talk not only offers viewers an intimate insight into rural Taiwanese culture but also into the fragile relationship that exists within Huang’s family, and that is what makes the film so universally relevant.


2017年初,《日常对话》被评选为柏林泰迪熊奖最佳纪录片,引起人们对台湾LGBTIQ家庭的关注。《日常对话》向观众呈现了对台 湾乡村文化的深刻洞察,同时带领观众探讨导演黄惠侦家庭中存在的脆弱关系,而这也正是这部电影如此广泛地引起人们共鸣的原因。(LGBTIQ指女同性恋者(Lesbians)、男同性恋者(Gays)、双性恋者(Bisexuals)、跨性别者(Transgender)、双性人(intersex),以及酷儿(Queer)和/或对其性别认同感到疑惑的人(Questioning))

Website: smalltalkthefilm.com
Facebook: ~/smalltalkfeaturedoc

 

Contributor: Whitney Ng


网站smalltalkthefilm.com
脸书~/smalltalkfeaturedoc

 

供稿人: Whitney Ng