牧野村千年物語
Magino Village - A Tale

同場放映《京都鬼市場・千年影院》,設中場休息
Screen with The Theatre of a Thousand Years, 30min interval

日本 Japan|1986|222 min|彩色 Colour|16mm
日語對白,中英文字幕 In Japanese with Chinese & English subtitles
導演 Director:小川紳介 Shinsuke Ogawa

一部電影拍十三年算不算長?比起上千年的稻米文化,不過一撇。電影紀錄了小川製作組於牧野村學習種稻,研究稻米生物學及生態學,中間穿插牧野村的民間傳說及考古遺產。接近四小時的影片,是導演對如何表達自然觀和宇宙觀、將農業文化拍得有血有肉的一次總結。片末一段農民起義,客串的村民是當年背叛者的後代。二百年後重演這幕,對他們而言是寓自豪與羞愧於一身的集體救贖。這部概念、形式及製作都無可比擬的作品,當年卻找不到合適的影院來放映,製作組於是自行在京都建造「千年影院」。只放映一部電影的影院,一個月後便灰飛煙滅,夠浪漫吧。導演認為拍電影是藝術,放電影亦然,結合起來才算完美。難怪有評論稱之為電影版的《存在與時間》。這也是小川於1992年病逝前的最後一部長片,為他的電影收成畫上句號。

Is it too much for a documentary to take 13 years to film? It is nothing compared to the thousands of years of rice culture. Magino Village - A Tale documents Ogawa production team and their study of rice, ecology, the tales and archaeological remains in Magino Village. Ogawa expressed his worldview and agricultural culture in a four-hour long film. The peasants uprising at the end are the descendants of the traitors two hundred years ago. The reenactment is almost like a collective redemption with mixed feelings of shame and pride. The concept, format, and production of the film are unprecedented that there was no suitable theatre to screen it. The team built ‘the Theatre of a Thousand Years’ specially for this film in the one-month screening period. For Ogawa, not only filmmaking is art, but also film-screening that the two cannot exist without another. Perhaps, it is the reason why a review once commented that Magino Village - A Tale is a motion pictures version of Being and Time. It is also the last full-length film before he passed away in 1992, and marking the end of his film journey.

中文字幕由台灣國際紀錄片影展提供
Chinese subtitles was provided by Taiwan International Documentary Festival


導演簡歷 Director Biography

小川紳介

小川生於日本東京,1960年開始於岩波映畫擔任副導演,1964年起開始獨立製作,拍攝首部紀錄長片《青年之海‧四個函授生的故事》(1966) 及《現認報告書‧羽田鬥爭的紀錄》(1967)。1968年他成立小川攝制組及深入三里塚攝製「三里塚」系列紀錄片,記錄當時的農民反成田機場運動。1974年小川搬到山形的牧野村,繼續以農民的視點製作紀錄片,十三年後完成最後一部長片《牧野村千年物語》。

Shinsuke Ogawa

Born in Tokyo in 1936, Ogawa served as assistant director at Iwanami Productions from 1960. Ogawa went independent in 1964 and made his first films Sea of Youth (1966) and A Report from Haneda (1967). He founded Ogawa Productions in 1968 and went to live in the farming village of Sanrizuka while producing the Sanrizuka series, which depicted the movement in opposition to the construction of Narita International Airport. Continuing to make films from the viewpoint of farmers, in 1974 Ogawa moved to Magino in Yamagata, where he filmed Magino Village—A Tale while growing rice and observing life in farming villages.


13/6 7:15pm
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema