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Special Screening - AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

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**With English Subtitles** Awarded Chinese Art Film, AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL, Special Screening in Australia

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AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

2018 | Drama | 234 min | Rating: Unclassified 18+

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL is a 2018 Chinese film written, directed and edited by Hu Bo. The first and last film of the novelist-turned-director Hu, who committed suicide soon after finishing his film on 12 October 2017 at the age of 29, it is based on a story with the same title from his 2017 novel HUGE CRACK.

The story links together the lives of a number of protagonists, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn to dusk, and along the way, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness.

Awards Record:

2018 BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Best First Feature Award and FIPRESCI Prize

2018 GOLDEN HORSE FILM FESTIVAL – Best Feature Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Audience Choice Award

2018 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Choice Award

2018 LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL – Sign of Life Competition Unit

A new hope for Chinese cinema... This visually stunning work links together the biographies of a range of different protagonists in virtuoso fashion, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn until dusk, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness in the process.

——Jury of Berlin International Film Festival

《大象席地而坐》

2018 | 劇情 | 234分鐘 | 評級:未分級 18+

《大象席地而坐》由中國導演胡波編劇、導演,故事改編自胡波的同名小說,收錄於2017年出版的小說集《大裂》。這是胡波的處女作,也是唯一一部作品,導演在完成電影拍攝後,於2017年10月12日自殺,年僅29歲。

滿州裏動物園有一頭大象,每天坐在那裏。為朋友出頭的少年、為弟報仇的惡霸哥哥、身陷囹圄的女生、有家不能歸的老人,四條看似毫不相關的生命線,被卡在世界灰暗的縫隙裏無法脫身,卻因要看大象的執著而走到一起。蕭瑟寒冬的一天,絕望身影在不對稱不平衡的影像中碰撞, 爆裂了壓抑的沈郁。看不見大象是共同宿命,作者兼導演胡波驟然隕落,也成了這一代人的遺憾。

獲獎記錄:

2018年臺北“金馬獎”最佳劇情片、最佳改編劇本、觀眾票選最佳影片

2018年“柏林國際電影節”最佳處女作獎

2018年“香港國際電影節” 觀眾票選最佳影片

原著小說《大裂》獲臺灣第六屆世界華文電影小說獎首獎

《大象席地而坐》是胡波執導的首部長片,也是他的遺作。四個人物在一天之內遭逢,把生活裏的難堪、荒謬以及無力感,糾集成最後不顧一切,前往滿洲裏尋找傳說中席地而坐的大象。是一部向殘酷現實咆哮,卻飽含詩意的作品。

——第55屆金馬獎最佳劇情長片 頒獎詞

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