A DECISION
一念

SINGAPORE PREMIERE

SUN 6 SEP | 1:00pm

TAIWAN 台湾 | 2019   

71 mins  

PG13: Some Mature Content 
内容只宜十三岁及以上

Mandarin with English subtitles 
华语对白附英文字幕

Directed by Maso Chen   
导演: 陳志漢

*There will be a post-screening discussion with the film director at the end of the Premiere

**After the Premiere, the film continues to be available for online viewing until 13 September 2020, 11:59pm.

SYNOPSIS

Dr. Yu-Zheng Wu has long advocated for an end to futile medical care in Taiwan, hoping to stop the suffering of patients – until he meets Jin-Yu Liu at the respiratory care center. Dr. Wu hopes to hear from Jin-Yu on the immense pain he experiences as a patient of futile medical care, but when they grow closer, the doctor suddenly finds himself wanting to help restore Jin-Yu’s will to live.

For 25 years, Wei-Wei and his mother have depended on and taken care of each other. However, his mother has an unexpected stroke and has fallen into a critical condition. When Wei-Wei knows his mother will not recover and must remain bedridden indefinitely, he plans to end her treatment and her suffering.

Jin-Yu and Wei-Wei must face a crucial stage in their lives.

Each decision could result in regret, but may also set them free.

吴育政医师长期以来一直主张推广「安心走完人生的最后一哩路」,结束无效医疗与患者的痛苦,直到他在呼吸保健中心结识24岁的刘进育。正值青春的进育,因车祸导致脖子以下全部瘫痪,已经躺在病床上快7年了。意识清楚且能说话的他,被困在一个无知无觉的身躯中。投缘的两人变成了经常聊天的朋友,看着进育年纪轻轻却没有活下去的动力,吴医师开始对于生命有了更深一层的体悟……

与母亲相依为命的维维,刚从军中退伍要展开新的人生。不料母亲中风急救后状况不乐观,两人过去就曾商量过将来生病送医时,不要进行无效的医疗。但是母亲送医后,维维才发现关于母亲与自己的秘密,让他开始在放手与不舍的之间,包围天人交战。

进育和维维必须面对人生中的关键阶段。

看似独立的故事却各自有关联,每个人都有自己要面对的人生,留下或离开都在一念之间。

DIRECTOR'S BIO 关于导演

Maso Chen is a filmmaker specialising in documentary making and cinematography. In 2008, he founded The Classic Vision Co., Ltd. with director Wu Tai-jen and released its debut film titled Let’s Fall In Love. He also won Best International Potential Prize at the CNEX Documentary Festival for the film The Silent Teacher, Chen’s feature documentary debut in 2017.

陈志汉是一位从事纪录片制作和电影摄影的电影人。 2008年,他与导演吴太仁创立了舊視界文化藝術有限公司,并发行了首部电影《尋情歷險記》。他还凭借2017年的专题纪录片首映《那個靜默的陽光午後》获得了CNEX 纪录片节的最佳国际潜力奖。

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

In 2013, I had a discussion with a teacher at a University about the impact of people’s end of life has on the people around them. The following year, I witnessed conflicts between father and daughter due to the health insurance system in a rural area. Following that, I continue to see more issues arising from the medical system in Taiwan, and I hope this documentary allows the audience to contemplate the implications of the existing medical care system.

The issues observed do not arise due to medical treatments themselves, hospitals’ operations, doctors’ working hours, nor the lack of health insurance. The crux of the issue lies in the fundamentals of human nature, when people are sick, and facing fear and anxiety at the brink of death; the dependence on doctors; family members’ expectation and relatives’ disappointments; and finally, the decision family members need to make on invasive treatment for their loved ones. These issues contribute to the breakdown of the entire medical system.

I will continue making films on this subject. I do not know if there is a solution to Taiwan’s medical problems, but I believe audiences may find their own outlets and answers along the way.

2013年,我曾与大学医学院大体老师探讨生命走到终点之后,对周遭的人产生某种的影响;2014年进入偏乡地区,看到因为健保制度让两父女对医院的经营产生冲突。接二连三我持续看到台湾更多,更全面的医疗问题,想要通过纪录片让观众更加深入了解医疗养问题背后带给人们的省思。

目前观察到的医疗问题其实不是医疗本身,医院的经营,医生的工时,健保的缺失等等,都只是其中的一部分,更多的问题其实是来自于人性的基本面,人在面对死亡的恐惧与不安;人在病痛时所对医生产生的依赖感;家属面临长期卧病亲人的期待与失望;家属决定是否对亲人实施侵入性治疗的首选,这一个个的基本问题都替换着整个医疗体系崩溃坏的大部分。

我会继续拍摄这样的主题,这也许不能解决台湾在医疗上问题所遇到的困难,但是我相信看了纪录片的人都可以找到一些出口及方法,自己找到自己当时应该要有答案。

FESTIVAL AND AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

  • Official Selection, China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, 2019 
  • Official Entry, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taiwan Competition South Taiwan Film Festival, 2020

Print Source: 
The Classic Vision Co., Ltd.
Address: 2F., No.40, Ln. 149, Longjiang Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan
886-2-25026400