家在水草丰茂的地方 River Road (sold out)

SUN 18 SEP  | 7:30pm

CHINA 中国 2014
102 mins
PG13
(Coarse Language and Brief Nudity 些许粗俗语言及裸露画面)
Mandarin/Dialect from Gansu province with English and Chinese Subtitles
华语和甘肃方言对白附中英文字幕
Director: Li Ruijun 导演:李睿珺


Synopsis

boy_webTwo Yugur ethnic minority brothers embark on a road trip across desertified prairies with their camels, passing through the Silk Road to go home to their parents. They trek from their grandfather’s home near town to the distant grasslands where their parents have moved to find pastures to herd their sheep. The two boys are confronted with barren landscapes, abandoned villages, and decaying relics. Their journey becomes a search for their identity as Yugurs.

This coming-of-age film offers us an unflinching look at the grisly aftermath when natural resources are continuously exploited. Mourning the succumbing of the Yugur civilisation to environmental degradation and industrialisation, it compels us to think about what we have lost in the pursuit of modernisation.

阿迪克尔和巴特尔是生活在祁连山脚下的裕固族牧民孩子,被父亲送到省城上学。暑期来时却不见家人来接,两兄弟只好独自骑着骆驼横渡沙漠,寻找在草原上放牧的父母亲。一路上映入眼帘的仅是断垣残壁、干枯河床、牧民弃屋,疮痍满目。

影片如一首裕固族凋零的哀歌,为被历史遗忘、被环境污染和逐金洪流淹没的裕固族人哀悼,发人深省。


Director’s Bio 关于导演

boy2_webLi Ruijun was born in Gansu Province, China in 1983. At the age of 14, he studied painting and music. In 2003, he graduated from the Institute of Management of China National Ministry of Radio, Film and Television. For several years he has been working as a TV director. He has directed four films: The Summer Solstice (2007), The Old Donkey (2010), Fly with the Crane (2012) and River Road (2014). Showcasing the haunting beauty and the wild abandon of north-western China, his works tend to focus on the relationship between human beings and the land, as well as the rural attitude towards family, life and death in a fast changing China.

李睿珺,2003年毕业于山西传媒学院(原广播电影电视管理干部学院),2006年独立执导电影处女作《夏至》,获第九届希腊国际独立电影人电影节最佳影片特别奖。第三部作品《告诉他们,我乘白鹤去了》入围2012年第六十九届威尼斯电影节,巴西利亚国际电影节最佳导演。其作品气质上一脉相承,都关照了老人、小孩、大自然以及乡愁的主题。