第六部份：假的真得了 | Part Six: Mocumentary
都是虛空 For All is Vanity, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34.3cm, 2012
雙瘋 Folie à deux, Pencil on paper, 20 x 35.5cm, 2012
For All is Vanity
Director: Michelle More and Frakey Jiang / China / 2011 / 93min
It is impossible that conversation never brings about change; in fact, it may change everything in life. Legendary art gallery owner, “the Son of John”, operates 30 galleries around the world and has greatly contributed to Asia’s art scene. He is a legend, an empire, a symbol, and a shadow – as no one has ever seen his face in public. There have been countless rumours about his life. Some say a former Soviet artist wounded him over money. Others say he was enjoying life in a Beijing Siheyuan; or doing missionary work in India. After ten years of intense research, this unique documentary depicts a true story that is more dramatic than fiction.
著鏡頭朗讀一段他們最愛的篇章。這貌似簡單的錄像，實際有著與標題相符的心理張力——Folie à deux，意指一種共有的感應性精神病，由兩個情感具親密聯繫的個體所分享。每一位作家都藉著朗讀這個舉動，如像告解般揭露他們內在那羞於言明的部份，以至靈魂。星光熠熠的陣容有馮內果、卡爾維諾、羅蘭巴特、米蘭昆德拉……大作家心中的大作家陣容自然更強，此地不宜劇透。說穿了，這不是諾貝爾的懺悔是甚麼？
Folie à deux
Director: Horija Situnčič / 2011 / Slovakia / 73min
A joint production with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Nobel Prize for Literature, this documentary invited 17 well-known writers from around the world to read, with their backs facing the camera, passages from their favourite books. Outwardly simple, the film has a gripping psychological tension described in its title, Folie á deux; meaning an induced psychosis, a mental illness shared by two people with close emotional ties. Through these readings, readers reveal their inner feelings and confessions. This strong cast includes Kurt Vonnegut, Italo Calvino, Roland Barthes and Milan Kundera. It is tempting to know whom the Nobel Prize Committee believes to be great writers – it is a kind of confession, isn’t it?