查布洛座談會

早在杜魯福完成《四百擊》(1959)前一年,查布洛(1930-2010)已推出了《美男子沙治》,成為法國新浪潮第一擊,鋒芒畢露,在羅迦諾影展獲最佳導演獎,翌年的《表兄弟》更獲柏林影展金熊獎。

查布洛是電影筆記影評人當中最懂理財一位,自繼承首任妻子家族的遺產後,自資設立電影公司,讓自己開戲之餘,亦為盧馬、利維特出任監製,出錢出力協助開拍長片,並為高達的《斷了氣》(1960)擔任技術顧問。查布洛擅拍心理驚慄,1957年與盧馬合寫過關於希治閣的專書,看其作品中的懸疑風格與幽默感,可謂深諳希翁精髓。

六十年代新浪潮導演叱咤風雲, 查布洛離婚後卻打回原型,唯有跑去拍占士邦式特務片。曾被罵為新浪潮叛徒,他但很快便浪子回頭,拍出一系列精妙深邃的驚慄電影。從《一箭雙鵰》(1968)到《血婚》,屢創高峰,尤其是由第二任妻子史蒂芬奧德蘭主演的伊蓮系列(《第三者》、《不忠的妻子》( 1 9 6 9 ) 、《屠夫》、《狂情》和《黑夜來臨之前》),把新浪潮精神和黑色電影無縫結合,確立其法國驚慄大師地位。

生於中產家庭的他,經常在電影裏揭示中產階級的黑暗面,借謀殺和婚外情等類型電影題材,不斷對人性提出詰問,戳破中產的光鮮外殼,顯露其中隱藏的病態與暴力。別看情節大同小異,每一部的變奏與不同切入點令人耳目一新,極堪玩味。踏入九十年代,他的導演手法更趨成熟精準,將拿手的類型玩得出神入化,以《美麗的折磨》及《冷酷祭典》等名作,瞄準中產階級的焦慮,在銀幕上展開連串教人驚心動魄的報復與殺戮。

有人把查布洛譽為「法國希治閣」,他卻認為自己更接近弗烈茲朗,但對後世而言,他對階級和人性的諷剌與鞭撻,早已卓然成家。

查布洛兩部出色作品《一箭雙鵰》與《不忠的妻子》因版權問題未能在本節目內放映,是今次的一大缺陷,日後兩片可供放映之時,定必在CineFan節目中補遺。

19/10/2019 (六) : 映後座談會講者朗天、王勛

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.