YIN AND YANG | 阴阳

East Palace, West Palace

东宫西宫

ZHANG Yuan | 张元

China | 93 minutes | 1996 | Fiction | Mandarin | English Subtitles | 35mm
中国|93 分钟|1996|虚构|普通话|英文字幕|35毫米胶片

1996 Mar del Plata Film Festival – Best Director and Best Screenplay
1996年阿根廷马塔布拉塔国际电影节 – 最佳导演、最佳编剧

1997 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard Official Selection
1997年戛纳国际电影节一种关注入围

 

East Palace, West Palace beats Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour, Fassbinder’s Querelle and even Todd Haynes‘ Poison as the most Genet-esque movie ever made.”

Tony Rayns (Sight & Sound)

 

East Palace, West Palace is one of the most important Chinese films of the past 20 years. […] Superb performances and accomplished direction make this one of the finest films in this year’s festival, gay or straight, Chinese of otherwise.”

Professor Paul Clarke (The New Zealand Herald)

 

“A film to be remembered in 1997 is East Palace, West Palace, China’s much-celebrated and controversial consideration for Un certain regard.”

Kimberley Newman (The Hollywood Reporter)

SAT, AUG 17, 2:30 – 4:10 PM
Innis Town Hall

Screening

Beijing, early 1990s – after a random night raid in a local park, a young gay writer, A-Lan (SI Han), is held for an intensive one-on-one interrogation. Unwanted memories offer glimpses of A-Lan’s tumultuous childhood, first sexual experiences, forced farm labour, and his incessant search for love. Through the night, the interrogating officer (HU Jun) confronts feelings that alternate between revulsion and fascination. An awkward but sincere love story unfolds…

90年代初的北京,派出所民警小史(胡军)和同僚常在夜幕降临后到某公园中扫荡、抓捕在那儿幽会的男同性恋人士。某一晚,小史逮住了毫不闪避的作家阿兰(司汗),将他拷回所里,三番四次地羞辱他、甚至暴力相向。然而阿兰对自己是同性恋一事丝毫不觉羞耻,面对着小史,他不动声色又充满诗意地讲起了自己不安的童年、第一次性体验,以及他对爱和亲密的渴望和追寻。而随着对话不断深入,阿兰向小史透露了自己的爱慕……

Director 导演

Born in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in 1963, ZHANG Yuan was once a pioneer among China’s sixth-generation filmmakers. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematography from the Beijing Film Academy in 1989. In 1990, Zhang produced and directed his debut feature, Mama, which won the Jury Award and a Special Mention at the Festival des Trois Continents in Nantes, France. Since then, his films have toured the international film festival circuit with wide acclaim, including Beijing Bastards (1992, Special Mention at Locarno), documentary The Square (1994, Jury Award at Hawaii), Sons (1995, Tiger Award at Rotterdam), East Palace, West Palace (1996, Best Director at Mar del Plata), Seventeen Years (1999, Special Director’s Award at Venice) and Little Red Flower (2006, Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay). He was also an active MTV producer and director, working closely with CUI Jian, China’s “Godfather of Rock & Roll”. His direction of Cui’s Wild in the Snow won the Best Asian MTV Award at the American MTV Awards in 1991, and A Piece of Red Cloth won a Special Mention at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Awards.

张元于1963年出生于江苏南京,1989年本科毕业于北京电影学院摄影系,独立制片人、导演。他凭借长片处女作《妈妈》(1990)斩获法国南特三大洲电影节评委会奖,从此跻身为国际电影节的常客——《北京杂种》(1992)获洛迦诺电影节特别提及,纪录片《广场》(1994)获得夏威夷电影节评委会奖,《儿子》(1995)获鹿特丹电影节金虎奖,《东宫西宫》(1997)获阿根廷电影节最佳导演奖,《过年回家》(1999)获威尼斯电影节特别导演奖,《看上去很美》(2006)获金马奖最佳改编剧本。而作为MTV制片人和导演,他与崔健合作,拍摄了歌曲《快让我在雪地上撒点儿野》和《一块红布》的MTV,均在美国获奖。

Credits 演职员名单

  • Director 导演:ZHANG Yuan 张元
  • Principal Cast 主演:Si Han 司汗、Hu Jun 胡军
  • Producers 制片人:Christophe Jung、Christophe Ménager
  • Executive Producer 监制:Willy Tsao 曹诚渊
  • Screenplay 编剧:WANG Xiaobo 王小波、ZHANG Yuan 张元
  • Cinematographer 摄影:ZHANG Jian 张健
  • Editor 剪辑:Vincent LEVY 文森·李伟
  • Art Director 美术指导:安宾 AN Bin
  • Sound 录音:WU Gang 武刚、SHEN Jianqin 沈剑勤
  • Music 音乐:XIANG Min 向民
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