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未见莲华 LOST LOTUS

星期日 9月26日 Sun 26 Sep | 3.20pm

星期三 9月29日 Wed 29 Sep | 7pm

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香港/ 荷兰 Hong Kong/ The Netherlands | 2019 | 82 min | NC16: 些许粗俗语言 Some Coarse Language

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

导演:刘姝 Directed by Liu Shu

一位年轻的中文老师正在寻找撞死了她母亲的肇事逃逸的司机。当她正在尝试理解她母亲的信仰的时候,佛教的信仰也慢慢的平复了吴玉失去母亲的伤痛,但是,她找寻公正的愿望也使她在生活中被孤立:吴玉的丈夫希望通过交涉得到一些现金的补偿,可佛教信仰要求她放下一切需求,因为命运自有天数,有罪的人也会在下一世受到惩罚。如果能够找到肇事者,吴玉只想和他进行一次面对面的对话……

A young Chinese teacher, Wu Yu, searches for the hit-and-run driver responsible for her mother’s death. As she tries to understand her mother’s faith, Buddhist principles slowly grow in Wu Yu and start appeasing her pain. While she keeps on with the investigation, her quest for justice soon isolates her from the rest of the world: her husband wants to negotiate a cash compensation, but her Buddhist beliefs require her to let go of such demands, since those who have committed evil would experience the karmic results in their next lives.

All Wu Yu asks for is to meet the driver face to face. If only she could find him…

星期日 9月26日 Sun 26 Sep | 3.20pm

星期三 9月29日 Wed 29 Sep | 7pm

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Post-Screening Dialogue

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关于导演 DIRECTOR’S BIO

Lost Lotus movie director Liu Shu - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

刘姝,山东济宁人,毕业于山东师范大学艺术系。最初在中央电视台和中国北京电视台担任记者,2005年开始涉足独立电影。在2012年,她创作、执导并制作了自己的第一部长篇电影《小荷》,并于2012年威尼斯影评人周首映。《未见莲华》是她的第二部故事片,于2019年在塔林黑夜国际电影节竞赛单元首映。

Liu Shu is from Shandong Jining, and graduated from Shandong Normal University majoring in Arts. Liu Shu started out as a journalist working at China Central Television and China Beijing TV Station. She started making independent films in 2005. In 2012, she wrote and directed her first feature film Lotus, which premiered at the 2012 Venice Critics’ Week. LOST LOTUS is her second feature film, which premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Official Competition in 2019.

导演阐述 DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

大约五年前,我读到一则新闻:一位西藏人不小心撞死了一个人。死者的妈妈痛彻心扉,但她不仅没有起诉肇事者,还选择了原谅他。当时的我无法摸透,到底是什么能够让一位母亲如此的慈悲,直到有一天,我开始了解和学习佛教。我终于能够理解这位母亲能够原谅夺取她儿子信命的肇事者的仁慈从何而来。学习佛学圣经的过程中,我多次觉得正在接近佛教真谛的同时多少对它有一些抵触。这是一个非常奇怪的感觉,也正是受这个感觉的启发,让我有灵感创作《未见莲华》。

About five years ago, I came across a story in the news: a young Tibetan man accidentally killed someone in a car accident. The mother of the deceased was absolutely shattered, yet the mother not only did not prosecute the driver, but she ended up forgiving him. I could not fathom just how this mother could hold such compassion, until I started learning about Buddhism.

I eventually understood that compassion allowed that Tibetan mother to forgive the man who killed her son. Studying the Buddhist scriptures and practicing Buddhism, I felt close to Buddhism yet at the same time, I resisted it. This very sentiment inspired me to create LOST LOTUS.

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