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三毛的《結婚記》中,荷西為把摯愛留在身邊,決意和三毛在遠離家鄉數千公里的撒哈拉沙漠成婚。沒有花車沒有家人在側,字裏行間卻充份感受到愛情。兩個相愛的人,能獨為愛情結婚組織家庭嗎?Guy和Henry 兩個互相愛慕的男人,毅然由香港遠道到加拿大溫哥華註冊結婚,只為了一紙在自己的家──香港──不被合法承認的婚書。為什麼他們要耗用如斯心力去完成這一切?結婚的意義究竟在哪裏?

在香港後殖民地時代,中國傳統家庭的意識形態下,二人如何透過婚姻,體現雙方家人對自己建立家庭的期望?在相對開放的加拿大成婚,西方思想和婚姻制約又對新人造成了什麼影響?

紀錄片導演翁志文(《青菜的暑假》,日本讚歧電影節最佳影片,2011)將跨越性向視點,以異性戀者的客觀影像,記錄這對同性戀人的婚姻結合及組織家庭的過程。他從多元角度探討同志對愛情追求的目標,走訪雙方家人朋友及各界人士,既令同志觀眾反思自身感情觀,也可讓社會大眾了解婚姻結合對同志愛情的重要性。

婚禮經歷太平洋兩岸,雙方家人朋友的見證。他們走過的路和異性戀的伴侶或許有所不同,但是追求的愛情還是一樣的。

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In the short story “The marriage”, Jose had decided to marry Echo in the Sahara desert, a place so far away from his hometown, just to keep her by his side. Even with no grand ceremony and no family to witness their wedding, their love for each other still touches every reader. Can two people form a family solely for the sake of love? Guy and Henry, a couple deeply in love, had willingly travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada in order to get married, when such marriage is not even recognized legally in their hometown. Why did they made such a big effort to do this? What is the true meaning of marriage?

Under the mentality of Chinese families in a post-colonial society like Hong Kong and through their marriage, how did the couple realize their family members’ hope regarding their union? As the couple got married in a relatively open society like Canada, how are the newlyweds influenced by the western society’s mentality and its marriage regulations?

Director Yung Chiman (“Buns Let Us Live in Peace”
Gold Plaque,
Community Relations / Development, 47th Chicago Intercom Competition 2011), bypassed the points of view of his own sexual orientation, hence through the objective images of a heterosexual, had captured the  marriage process and its meaning to this homosexual couple.  From various angles, he explored the way homosexuals pursue love. The interviews with their family members, friends and people from different background trigger the homosexual audience to reflect on their own values in love relations, while letting the general public understand the importance of marriage in homosexual relations.

Their friends and family witnessed the wedding from both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Their path might have been different from the one taken by heterosexual partners, but the true love they are after is the same.

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