冬蝉 Winter Cicadas

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SAT 24 SEP  | 1:00pm  /  Singapore Premiere 新加坡首映

CHINA 中国 2015
86 mins
PG
Mandarin with English Subtitles 华语对白附英文字幕
Director: Zhou Hongbo 导演:周洪波


Synopsis

winter2_webA young filmmaker returns to China after his brother dies in a fire back home. He travels from the bustling metropolis of Shanghai to a remote monastery on the snowy Tian-Mu Mountain, where he reunites with his mother. His encounters with different people in the monastery become a subtle, intimate and mysterious study on the human condition.

Depicting the revival of life through the metaphor of the winter cicada, this film paints a poignant portrait of family, loss and guilt along with the steady beat of Buddhist chants.

如果你的出生注定是为他人存在,你的生命会背负怎样的沉重?若可以选择,你会何去何从?

得知大哥在一场大火中丧生,陈拓从法国赶回浙江。他追随母亲的足迹,来到了大雪覆盖,天目山顶的禅寺,和多年未见面的母亲重聚,参加大哥的葬礼。母子之间的爱与恨以及家事的旧日伤痕就此展开。

这是一个身处绝境而欲求解脱的现代故事。


Director’s Bio 关于导演

winter3_webZhou Hongbo graduated from the Beijing Film Academy with a master’s degree in 1999. His graduation film, A Fish Who Wants To Fly, was selected for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation category. Since then, Zhou has made several features and documentaries. They were screened at various international film festivals. Winter Cicadas is his second feature film. His works focus on the transitions of Chinese urbanisation, exploring not only the physical but also the spiritual change of contemporary China and her people.

周洪波,1999年毕业于北京电影学院导演系,获硕士学位,师从郑洞天老师。他的毕业电影《霜天晓角》获选第53届戛纳电影节电影基石单元。此后,他开始拍摄一系列的故事片和纪录片,并在世界各大电影节获得荣誉。他的作品包括《董家渡》、中澳合拍紀錄片《白舞裙》,和故事長片《天目》。《冬蝉》是他的第二部故事長片。