第二部份：影迷監你玩 | Part Two: Hai Gum GaLa Presentation
凱撒的沙律 Caesar Must Live, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34cm, 2012
奪命證 Life Without a Pass, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34.3cm, 2012
那些年，獸遭遇的你也遭遇 You are the Sucker of My Eyes, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34.3cm, 2012
大佬愛小丑 Money Pylon Cirkus Romantica, Pencil on paper, 20 x 35.5cm, 2012
港男．藝術．維納斯 Art Play Love, Pencil on paper, 18.5 x 34cm, 2012
博爾嚇屍 The Dead, The Death and The Deathly, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34cm, 2012
陣間看地球 Earth Lives, Pencil on paper, 18.7 x 34.2 cm, 2012
詩映 Private Viewing, Pencil on paper, 20 x 35.5cm, 2011
鍊金術 I shall come forth as gold, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34cm, 2012
殺，這是我的身體 Cluedid, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34cm, 2012
Caesar Must Live
Director: Umberto Bossilini / Italy / 2011 / 113min
Cast: Luigi Battenson, Samuelo Ricci, Antonio Petrovna
The second episode of Bosslini’s Dictator Trilogy focuses on Caesar; who, as he is about to be murdered, falls into a time tunnel and emerges into a new millennium. Starving and lonely, Caesar tries to kill himself. The attempt is a failure as a handsome chef saves him - and then teaches Caesar to make Caesar Salad, which restores his faith in life. To be (a dictator) or not to be? That is a question. Caesar has never been so cute, a totally different approach from the trilogy’s serious first episode, Tick Tock Tito (2009). Winner of the Italian Critics’ Association Best Actor Award and the Spanish Fantasy Film Festival Audience Award.
Life Without a Pass
Director: Johnny Talker / HK / 2011 / 109min
Cast: Lawrence Ng, Lawrence Ng, Lawrence Ng
Movie fan Peter is laid-off from work. His father is a drunkard, while his mother has lain on a sickbed for years, alongside a pair of mentally disabled twins and a dog. Alternatively, movie critic Paul is in the midst of a marriage crisis and whose wife secretly works in a nightclub, and acquires AIDS. Her sickness is transmitted to her 5-year old son, who tries ‘forbidden fruit’ with his kindergarten teacher, transmitting the disease to her. Mary is an older police officer looking to break her own virginity. Ticket price rises at a film festival ultimately lead to an interlocking of destinies for everyone.
You are the Sucker in My Eyes
Director: Najkilmar Giddens / India / 2011 / 187min
Cast: Ail Khan, Omi Kapoor, Pitobush Joshi
Why do mainstream teen movies only appear in the fresh, bright style of a Pocari Sweat advertisement, or as degenerative as a fallen angel? In Giddens’ latest teeny romp, he chooses his main characters to be a huge fat black woman (instead of a skinny white goddess), and a short lewd guy with a face covered in sores (instead of a handsome prince). The old story of bitter enemies becoming lovers is resurrected in this operatic drama – and, eventually, the lovers separate and the girl becomes another man’s wife. The director ends it all with a twenty-minute montage of masturbation from many perspectives. A cheer for menstrual blood, semen, fat and hormones!
Money Pylon Cirkus Romantica
Director: Pedro Aleiahbar / Spain / 2011 / 114min
Cast: Leon Waiting, Jake Cámara, Penelope Cruise
Since childhood, the young boy Leo is fascinated with circus scenes in horror movies. Consequently, he decides that after he grows up he will become a circus owner with disciplinarian tendencies and enjoy the strange eroticism of the exotic circus. After realizing his dream, he ironically manages a circus troupe that is atypically jovial. The Siamese twins have been in love - together - with a caterpillar. The snake woman has children with the hairy man. Even the lion rolls on the ground like Hello Kitty! The angry mischief-maker cannot bear a circus of laughter, so hires a new member for the circus, the killer clown; with whom he promptly falls in love. A satirical tour de force!
Art Play Love
Director: Peter Runaway / Japan / 2011 / 126min
Cast: Hinsin Canada, Sino Yoboku, Konga Yuwa, Ona Yoritama
Pok is an ordinary student who studies Aeronautical Science. Due to a mix-up at his university, he has not gained enough credits to graduate; so, to complete his studies he is assigned a special task: to be the guide for a representative of an art gallery from the planet Venus visiting Earth to see art. Initially, Pok does not like the haughtiness of the Venus girl; and, is worried about his lack of art knowledge. Slowly, however, he falls in love with art and the girl! In an attempt to delay her inevitable return to Venus he devises a strategy: he only shows her bad art…
The Dead, The Deadth and the Deathly
Director: Adolfo Noguera / Chile / 2011 / 106min
Cast: Juan de Dios Leoncini, Rafael Alejandro Correa, Nataly Torres Ibáñez
Bor is a bored mortuary worker whose life is unremarkable until he finds a second-hand surgical knife in an antique shop. This magical knife has the power to bring the dead back to life – which it does. Out of compassion, Bor hides ‘reborn’ zombies in his basement, and eventually develops a strong affection towards them. However, a secret government mission to steal the corpses is aborted after a political uprising becomes a threat to this underground world…Inspired by Eusapia in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities with references to Room 73 an obvious memorial to recent Chilean history.
Director: Pedro González-Palombini / Mexico / 2012 / 82min
Cast: Gael García Arnal, Javiser Boredem
An “establishing shot” is often used during the beginning stages of a film to identify a place - however; you would not expect a single image to be frozen from the beginning till the end of a movie, would you? Eight different landscapes appear as Earth Live segments as seen on TV, but beneath each scene is a story. A calm angled shot using the perspective of God shows men as ants walking on the street; and answers are revealed only at the end, just like in the game “Where’s Wally”. Talking is done off-screen, a technique used in the similarly painful Love-is-a-Bitch and the director’s introspection is built-up between different scenes.
Director: Enochatpong Waaasethakul / Thailand / 2011 / 167min
Cast: Geek Kaewaaadee, Dumby Blondeng
Private Viewing was widely praised after its first screening at the recent Cannes Film Festival - where every member of the audience knew Enochatpong’s signature use of webs of context to weave different scenes. The street, the room, and clothing are all in déjà vu – an alluring examination for an audience. However, in this outing symbols don’t play hide-and-seek, but settle within the movie to satisfy your appetite. The couple rest lazily in their room, and the camera lazily gazes with the audience. The couple remain silent and work. And, the audience has total empathy with this man and woman. No wonder it is the star attraction of all this year’s international film festivals.
I Shall Come Forth as Gold
Director: Naamah Pollak / Israel / 2011 / 95min
Cast: Adi-Ben Ofek, Gali Yagev, Jonathan Shulov
Imagine life where every wound suffered by your body will never heal and your body - and soul - will recall every hurt, even the smallest scratch. Your only future is complete deterioration. Naamah Pollak understands this impossibility, but creates an incurable, morbid world. The people inhabiting such a place have scars all over their bodies; and, at the same time, are exceptionally careful. Every little transient injury becomes eternal and dire fate is predicted for everyone. The deterioration of the body is not the most horrific outcome, but rather the heartbreak and eternal, unforgiving torture of the soul. This film earned the Golden Mouse Award at the Festival Fantasia of Croatia.
Director: José E. Diegues / Brazil / 2011 / 95min
Cast: Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. White, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Reverend Green
Since the game of Cluedo was released in 1949, it has undergone numerous adaptations in literature and film. However, the stories always focus on finding the murderer and the depiction of characters is usually mundane. Director Diegues tries to shift the focus to the six individual characters and break down the complicated ties between them. Every intruder who enters the house and who attempts to destroy its perfect balance must die. The only difference between the game and reality is that the scenes cannot be replayed and the sinfulness of murder only increases and can never be resolved. Cluedid won the Silver Award at the Rio Film Festival.