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Taiwan Documentary Showcase: A Life That Sings《如歌的行板》

Organised by Singapore Film Society, SIM University, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore and Taipei Business Association in Singapore
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A LIFE THAT SINGS《如歌的行板》他们在岛屿写作 II - 瘂弦篇

*Singapore Premiere - Winner of Best Documentary Taipei Film Festival 新加坡首映 - 台北电影节最佳记录片

Dir. Chen Huai-eng 陈怀恩

2015 | Taiwan | Mandarin with English subtitles | 143min | NC16 - Some Nudity

*Q&A with director Chen Huai-eng 陈怀恩导演映后交流
Free admission with registration. Tickets collection opens 30 minutes before the screening at venue.

The life of the literary master unwraps like a romantic poem in this beautifully made documentary. One will soon find the poet’s creative career so intertwined with the great political and social changes that define the era he was born into. More than a documentary, A Life That Sings is a moving biography with cinematic sensibility.

「溫柔之必要/肯定之必要/一點點酒和木樨花之必要/正正經經看一名女子走過之必要...」。1964年瘂弦寫成這首人人朗朗上口的詩行,再過兩年赴美訪問,此後投入編輯工作,1966年後不再公開發表詩作。

一位詩人,一本詩集,從上一世紀中迄今,影響力仍在擴散,詩人擁有什麼神奇的特質?詩,寫下什麼故事?本片循着傳奇的傳主,從溫哥華到河南南陽,從童年的流動圖書館到現在的地下室。打開保存將近60年的藏書與情書,打開詩人記憶的寶庫;為觀眾探索舞蹈家林懷民、作家蔣勳、詩人席慕蓉、吳晟、陳義芝、攝影家阮義忠等人與瘂公之間恆逾40年的交會與深情。

歷經大時代變遷、壯闊波湧的文學生活,在本片藉著抒情詩般的動人影像,生動而優美地鋪展瘂弦的生命之詩,成就了超越「記錄」的傳記電影新風貌。

About Ya Hsien 瘂弦 (1932-)

Ya Hsien is the pen name of Wang Qinglin, who was born in Nanyang of Henan Province. Following the Chinese Nationalist troops to Taiwan in 1949, Ya Hsien soon joined the Epoch Poetry Quarterly co-founded by Lo Fu and Zhang Mo. Together, the three were known as the “Iron Triangle”. After leaving the military in 1966, he was invited to the International Writer Program at Iowa University in the United States, where he then stayed for two years. He later returned to Taiwan and became the editor-in-chief of Youth Literary and the supplementary of United Daily News respectively. In his forty-five years of career as an editor, he was best known for his caring, personable and respectful personality and the intelligence and professionalism that brought much vibrancy to the literary world in Taiwan.

本名王慶麟。河南南陽人,1949年隨國軍來台,並參與洛夫、張默創辦的《創世紀詩刊》,被稱為「鐵三角」。1966年退伍,至美國愛荷華大學「國際作家寫作計畫」訪問兩年,回國後任《幼獅文藝》、《聯合報副刊》主編。45年編輯生涯中,以特有的溫情、智識、人緣風度,打造文壇盛世。

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Sat Oct 3, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM SGT
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Golden Village Vivo City
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1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-30, VivoCity, Singapore 098585 Singapore
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Nearest MRT: Harbourfront station
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Singapore Film Society
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