FIRST 影展入围剧情长片:老兽(Old Beast)

老兽 Old Beast

中国|2017|彩色|108分钟|剧情
China|2017|Color|108min|Fiction

导演/编剧|周子阳

副导演|刘晓雷、陈皓
摄影|Delvaux Matthias
剪辑|刘新竹
录音|白小峰
音乐|宋雨哲
演员|涂们、王超北、阿拉腾乌拉、伊丹纳

|导演简介

周子阳,内蒙古鄂尔多斯人,毕业于大连民族大学设计学院。这是他执导第一部长片。

工作经历:
光阴故事电影工坊合伙人、导演(2007-2008)
麻雀创意事务所创始人、导演 (2013-至今)

|Director’s biography

ZHOU Ziyang,Born in 1983.
Graduated from the Art Designing School of Dalian Minzu University.
Worked as Co-owner and Director in Guangyingushi Film Studio from 2007 to 2008;
as Art Director in Gvitech Technology Co., Ltd. from 2011 to 2013; as Founder and Director in Maque Studio from 2013 till present.

|导演阐述

我出生在内蒙古西部,现在,那里的人,就像沙漠里一种叫“蒺藜”的植物以伤害他人作为自己的生存方式。这正是我这部电影所要表达的困境。

有一天,我得知亲戚家的孩子们,绑架了他们的父亲,他们家庭发生的这个事件引发了我要拍成一部电影的念头。

在这样的时代环境下,经济能力开始成为社会的价值体系和评价准则。人们在不确定的环境里进退两难,举步维艰,我们不断面临选择,这些选择又充满道德的困惑。这正是这部电影中的角色与生命的处境。不管是人,还是动物、植物,这些有生命的物种,在这个时代,被伤害与救赎。如此艰难却又野蛮。这似乎是这个时代的生命真相。

电影美学和影像质感上,我用现实和超现实结合的方式来呈现,因为现实最有力量,超现实是因为鄂尔多斯这个城市最接近超现实。

|Director’s statement

I was born and raised in the west of Inner Mongolia. There is a plant called Tribulus.
Its spikes cling onto animals’ skin and fur to survive; same way people there are now. They live a better life by harming others.

One day, I learned the misfortune of my relatives’. My cousins held their father in hostage. The whole event is a total bomb for me.

In a time of speedy economic growth, economic capability has become a social value system and evaluation criteria. We are constantly faced with choices, and these choices are full of moral confusion. Finally, all these will affect you and me.

Characters in this film is facing the dilemma like this. No matter human beings or animals, all the living beings are hurt and redeemed by the times, very hard and barbaric. It seems to be the truth of life in our times.

The title ‘Old Beast’ refers to the times, not Yang here.

I loathe the singular value of economic supremacy. I want to show the harm that it had brought onto the family and these individuals. I want to criticize this social formation by a surrealist approach in the realist style to engender my cinematic aesthetics, in a presentation to highlight the surreal quality of Erdos through dreamscapes while telling these real-happened things in the film.

|影片简介

老杨曾是乍富阶层,如今已经破产,长时间赋闲在家。一日他挪用老婆的手术费被子女绑架,老杨怒其不念养育之恩,毅然把子女告上法庭……

|Synopsis

Lao Yang is an Erdosian businessman well in his 60s. He was broke years ago due to local economy decline. One day, he misappropriates a sum of money his children gathered for his wife’s surgery. The children hold him in custody, forcing him to return it back. Lao Yang, outraged, takes them to court… It appears to be a reckless choice, which kicked off the whole family tragedy.

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