離別練習曲 - IFFAM - 5th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

離別練習曲
意大利、英國、羅馬尼亞 | 2020 | 95’ | 彩色 | 英語 | 英文字幕 | 組別: B
導演: Uberto Pasolini

放映時間
2020/12/04 17:00

* 僅限澳門及香港地區觀看
* 48小時內觀看,在首次觀看電影後12小時內完成

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策展人筆記

A film like Nowhere Special, about a single father grappling with a terminal illness, and the small son he knows he has to leave behind, needs the lightest of touches: one false move and it could turn cloying or overwrought. Uberto Pasolini, long admired in British film circles for his producing abilities, proves in his third film as a director that he knows precisely how to set the right tone, both visually and for his two lead actors. James Norton plays a damaged, working class man opposite the wholly charming child actor, and it’s the year’s most affecting cinematic double-act. Northern Ireland window cleaner John wants to find a new home for his four year-old boy Michael before he passes away, and this film brings all the empathy it can muster to the story about the search for meaning at the end of one life and which turns into finding the right start for another.

FIONNUALA HALLIGAN

故事大綱

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his four-year-old son, Michael, after the child’s mother left them soon after his birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael. Although initially certain of what he is looking for, John gradually becomes overwhelmed by doubts on the decision. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? As John struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never previously have considered. 

導演介紹

Uberto Pasolini

Uberto Pasolini worked for many years as a producer and executive before making the transition to directing. He started working in the industry in 1983, working in various roles at Columbia Pictures for ten years before founding his own company Red Wave Films. Among the films he produced at Red Wave was worldwide smash hit The Full Monty (1997). He directed his first film Machan in 2008 which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival; he won the best director prize in Venice’s Orizzonti section for his second film Still Life (2013) and his third Nowhere Special premiered in Venice in September 2020.

幕後人員

導演 Uberto Pasolini

編劇 Uberto Pasolini

監製 Uberto Pasolini

攝影 Marius Panduru R.S.C

美術指導

剪接 Masahiro Hirakubo, Saska Simpson

配樂 Andrew Simon McAllister

造型設計 Maggie Donnelly

演員 James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins

製作公司 Red Wave Films

發行

國際銷售 Beta Cinema GmbH

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