第七部份：安德魯．庫爾展望展 | Part Seven: Andrew Khur Reprosoective
一面向北 The North Face, Pencil on paper, 20.2 x 35.8cm, 2012
黑暗裡永遠現在 The Long Now,Pencil on paper, 19 x 34cm, 2012
時日無她 Time is Something, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34.5cm, 2012
戀羊人 Pecus, Pencil on paper, 19 x 34.3cm, 2012
The North Face
Director: Gregoria Gordan / Australia / 2013 / 116min
Cast: Andrew Khur, Heather Greene
Known as “The North Face”, Dan was a former rising boxing star of the 1980s who met success in different competitions – some bouts can now be seen on YouTube. Dan disappeared from boxing due to a drug habit. On reaching middle-age, he suddenly decided to return to the ring and travelled to Greenland for secret training. Painful memories from his previous life affected Dan during these 40 days of training – and it is this journey of redemption that is the film’s climax. Andrew insisted on playing the boxer role himself and his bloody performance won him the Best Actor award in many film festivals.
安德佬演而優則導，初執導筒即一鳴驚人。於門登士電影節（Moondance Film Festival）競逐「幾種視野」人道獎， 電影前半以英年早逝的歌手Nicholas Rodney為藍本，回顧了他短暫的音樂人生。 影片更有幸請得他三位親生姐姐接受訪問，講述他亡故前夕的點滴。風雨欲來，原來原來沒意外。後半驟變劇情片，以虛構敲問生命的可能。在假設的世界裡，他沒有成功殺掉自己，他或許歸隱田園、登台演戲、三年抱兩……又或者不過禿了頭長了肉。七個沒能及時殞落的可能，由七個不同演員分飾，過去的無可挽回與未來的虛情假意之間，唯有那薄於胎膜的當下，自有永有。
The Long Now
Director: Andrew Khur / USA / 2014 /135min
Cast: Andrew Khur, Christian Bateman, Aries Stuart
A leading actor for many years, Andrew Khur’s directing debut has also been very successful – including being shortlisted for the Humanitarian Award in the Moondance Film Festival. The first half of the film depicts the brief musical career of Nicholas Rodney, a singer who died young. Rodney’s sisters are interviewed and relate his life’s story. The second half is radically different: a fictional story in which Andrew tests the possibilities of life within fiction. In this fictional world, Nicholas Rodney did not kill himself. He might act in movies. He might have children. Seven actors acted seven possibilities. In between the irreversible past and the fictional future, only the present is immortal and certain.
Time is Something
Director: Darrence Maluck / USA / 2021 / 139min
Cast: Andrew Khur, Naomi What
Darrence Maluck, the director of A Day of Hell, won the Golden Olive Award at the 28th Perth Film Festival with this film set in the 1960s about a Mid-western American family, whose only daughter, seven-year old Matilda, is greatly loved by her parents. However, her parents do not love each other. After separating, her parents build two separate, but exactly identical bedrooms in their own homes, so Matilda can enjoy life as if they had not separated. Despite material comfort, Matilda becomes schizophrenic. Matilda then disappears during a school outing and while enduring the search and sadness of losing her the family is reunited. A father himself, Andrew makes a strong performance as Matilda’s father.
Director: Ahh Lee / USA / 2017 / 134min
Cast: Andrew Khur, Michelle Gyllenhaha, Anna Halfaway
A shepherd tends his sheep high in the mountains and slowly falls in love with one of his flock. Later, exposed for this indiscretion and to protect it from being slaughtered for meat, he takes the sheep away by boat. The first half of this brilliant film by Asian director Ahh Lee, is shot in New Zealand, with its stunning scenery given an Oriental tinge. The later court trial of the shepherd becomes a cruel symphony and the exploration of his failed marriage is a strong critique against Western middle-class values. Ahh Lee leaves us with the message that immortality is the only unchanging constant in life.