Self-Portrait with Three Women(2010)自画像和三个女人

Self-portrait with three women
“A wholehearted attempt to reconcile personal history, from the corporeal to the abstract. With regard to her mother and maternal grandmother as both generational and emotional touch points, Zhang constructs a intimate narrative that blends the boundaries of physical spaces and bodies and dwelling places with the intangible sense of memory, of passed time. Zhang’s approach to her interdisciplinary autobiography is remarkably frank, incorporating voice-over biographical details and archival photographs and letters to set the record spinning into motion.”

 Maya E. Rudolph, dGenerate Films

Filmmaker’s words:

This year I turned 23, the age when women become pregnant with dreams. Yet, even while nursing our own dreams, we must carry the burdens of two other womens’ dreams as well. This film began with my own search, then delving into my mother and her mother, where blood has flowed through three generations, in these women who grew up in such different times. As a victim of an oppressive marriage, my grandmother held hopes for my mother to enter a beautiful, perfect marriage. When my mother became a victim herself, she turned those hopes to me. Marriage may be every girl’s dream, but it is also the murderer of those dreams.

Screened in: Tampere International Film Festival, Finland (2011), Taiwan Documentary Film Festival, 2011, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2011, Docudays, Lebanon, 2011, China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing, 2011, Yunfest, Kunming, 2011, Shadows film festive, Paris, 2012, IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, India, 2013, Spielart Festival, Munich, 2013) , Chinese Film Festival (Nuremberg, Germany, 2014)

作者今年二十三岁,这是很多女人怀梦的年龄。作者在孕育自己梦想的同时又要背负着另外两个女人的愿望。这个片子从作者自我寻找开始,涉及母亲、外婆三个血液相传、成长于不同时代的女人。作为婚姻牺牲品的外婆把追求美好婚姻的愿望传递给了母亲,而母亲再次牺牲后又把同样的愿望传递给作者。婚姻成为女人的梦想,也可能是梦想的杀手。

作者的话

本片是我的第一部纪录长片,我是学习舞蹈出身,拍摄纪录片对我来说是一种全新的表达方式。在完成两个关于自画像的剧场作品之后,我感觉还有话想说。

“我是谁?我从哪来?我为什么会成为现在这样?我的将来会是什么样?”带着这些疑问我回看自己的成长和现在的生活,试图从母亲和外婆的身上寻找自己。创作这部片子的过程则是自我追问、自我发现和自我反省的继续。

章梦奇:

1987年出生在湖北随州,2008年毕业于中央民族大学舞蹈学院。现居住北京,“自画像”是作者通过剧场及纪录片形式创作中的系列作品。

来源豆瓣

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