THE CONGRESS FILM SCREENING x THE FLOATING CINEMA
+ Guest Speaker 徐明瀚 HSU MING-HAN

Thursday, December 19, 2019

18:30 to 21:00

Title: The Congress (2013)

Director: Ari Folman (USA)

Duration: 120 minutes

Synopsis: Robin Wright plays an out-of-work actress who accepts a large payout from a major Hollywood studio to be scanned and digitized to create a virtual actress. Adapted from a novel by Stanislaw Lem (Solaris). © MUBI

Pre-screening Speaker: HSU MING-HAN

Hsu Ming-han is an art and film critic. He received his master's from the Institute of Cultural Study and Social Research, National Chiao Tung University and is a doctoral candidate at the School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts; he is deputy chairman of Taiwan Film Critics Society. He was chief editor for the book, Who's afraid of Ai Wei-wei? (2011) and executive chief editor for Film Appreciation Quarterly Magzine. He has curated The Spine of Spectrum (2014, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, nominated at Season 4, 13th Taishin Arts Award), Mirage: Urban and Architecture Film Festival (2015, Treasure Hill Artist Village), Photoionization (2016 Taiwan Annual) and runs a personal website, RHIZOME. He has presented at the doctoral workshop by EARN (European Artistic Research Network) during Kassel Documenta in Germany and the 3rd Research Pavilion conference by University of the Arts Helsinki during the 2019 Venice Biennale in Italy.

 

片名:虛擬天后 (The Congress)  
導演:阿黎佛爾曼 (Ari Folman)
片長:120分鐘
劇情介紹:
女星羅蘋萊特在《虛擬天后》中飾演一位同名為羅蘋萊特的電影明星,她也曾名噪一時,但隨年華老去片約大減,為了照顧自己殘疾的兒子,加之對藝術的堅持,讓她數次拒絕戲約,終致片廠的抵制。經紀人讓她接下最後一份工作,而這份工作可視為她演藝生涯的另一個開端,同時亦是終點。電影公司使用數位技術,將她的影像掃描進電腦,他們有權使用她的影像,放進任何一部電影裡,不再需要她本人出演,這樣的影像,可以永葆她的青春。20年過去了,在電影中出現的羅蘋始終是那個年輕貌美的她。為出席電影公司舉辦的「未來大會」,她來到了奇幻的虛擬動畫世界,在這裡,任何想像都可能成為現實,每個人都可以變化成自己理想的形象。她意外遇上了反對「未來大會」的革命軍,真實與虛擬的界線開始模糊,她面臨選擇究竟要留在美好的虛幻世界中,還是返回兒子所在的真實世界里…

映前座談主講人:徐明瀚 

徐明瀚,藝術與電影評論人。國立交通大學社會與文化研究所碩士,現為國立臺北藝術大學美術學院博士候選人、台灣影評人協會副理事長。曾主編《誰怕艾未未》一書,擔任《Fa電影欣賞》執行主編。藝術策展項目有「光譜的稜線」(2014關渡美術館,獲第13屆台新藝術獎第四季提名)、「海市蜃樓:城市與建築專題影展」(2015寶藏巖國際藝術村)、「光離作用」(2016台灣當代一年展),主持個人網站「綠洲藝影」。曾參與發表:2012德國卡塞爾文件大展期間「歐洲藝術研究網絡」(FARN)博士生工作坊、2019年義大利威尼斯雙年展期間赫爾辛基藝術大學第三屆「研究館」(Research Pavilion)研討會。

STAFF 特別放映活動均免費,現場供應零食、飲料。
STAFF film screenings are free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered.

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