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Synposis

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.

Filmography

呼吸之間 Fusion / 2006
故夢.尋源 Reflections / 2008
青菜的暑假 Dong Dong’s Summer Holiday / 2011
異路同途 Different Path, Same Way / 2012

Contact Information

Agent/ Primaco Productions
Name/ Henry Lam
Email/ info@primacoproductions.com

『異路同途』・映画紹介

「結婚記」の中で、三毛は唯一愛する荷西のそばにいるために、サハラで結婚式を行った。結婚式には車のデコレーションや家族、友達のお祝いもないけれど、三毛と荷西の間では愛が止まらない。

この世の中、二人ともお互いに愛し合っているだけで幸せな家庭を築けるのでしょうか。GuyとHenryは香港に住んでいるが、カナダで結婚したゲイカップルだ。彼らはなぜただの結婚証明書のために、何千キロも離れているカナダで結婚したのでしょうか。同性結婚の意義はあるのでしょうか。

香港はイギリスの植民地だったけれど、中国の伝統的な男女結婚の思想が根深い。彼らはどうやって家族を説得するのでしょうか。オープンなカナダからどのような影響を彼らに与えたのでしょうか。

翁志文(Yung Chi-Man)映画監督は異性の視点から、GuyとHenryの結婚や家庭を築ける過程を記録した。そして、多様な視点から、彼らが追求する目標を探索し、彼らの家族や友人を訪問した上で、大衆に同性愛者の愛の重要性を理解させる。

彼らが歩いた道は、異性のパートナーとは異なるかもしれませんが、愛を追求しているという点では同じです。

監督 翁志文紹介

香港・九龍生まれ。2002年北京電影学院監督科碩士課程卒業。2003年より香港にて映画・テレビの仕事に携わる。2006年及び2008年、香港芸術発展局をスポンサーに、インディペンデント映画『呼吸之間』・『故夢・尋源』を制作。2011年さぬき映画祭卓越した企画賞受賞.映画『チンゲンサイの夏休み』プロデューサー・松田奈月さんとは北京時代の同級生。

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