The creator picks up the film | "Movie, in ordinary life, where the miracle happens", writer Chen Dezheng

Chen Dezheng, Department of Radio and Television, Zhengda University, Master of Media Studies, New School, New York. People who write, usually listen to music, watch movies, and go through several places. He is the author of "To all the tomorrow's gatherings", "Meeting in the distance", "The moment we say goodbye". Photography/ Li Yingxia.

At the beginning of the 2018 Taipei Film Festival, Polysh invited several creators who love to watch movies in the fields of writing, music and performing arts to talk about their "movie love" and share how they "watch movies."

Recording a roll of old-school and old-fashioned Mixtape, using words and vocabulary; the moments in the translation memory are still bright or moving, and then echoes in the reader's mind. Chen Dezheng, rewriting the 90s with words, transforming the music context into a vein of self-growth; there are youthful adventures, softness and anxiety between the lines, each note is full of affection, and then there is something wrong with the personnel - or rather, Homesickness, that is dedicated to growth, but also to himself. Repeatedly playing and repeating each page of the songs, and actually found a scene of the movie, "watching movies, ritualistic." In addition to the original music, the film is also a climax in his self-publishing youth. This time we talked with him about how the film's media influenced his writing; and this year's Taipei Film Festival, what other works he expected.

陳德政,政大廣電系畢,紐約New School媒體研究碩士。 寫字的人,平時也聽些音樂、看些電影、走過幾個地方。著有《給所有明日的聚會》、《在遠方相遇》、《我們告別的時刻》。Photography/ 李盈霞.

Movies, like the places where miracles happen in ordinary life. In the 90 minutes to two hours, the storyline and time are condensed, and it is almost more exciting than most of my own life and what will happen. It is a time-compressed art, a magical medium between reality and dreams, and the director is the creator of the world, creating a roundabout framework. In this frame space, the actors walked in, accompanied by the sounds heard in this space - film music.

陳德政,政大廣電系畢,紐約New School媒體研究碩士。 寫字的人,平時也聽些音樂、看些電影、走過幾個地方。著有《給所有明日的聚會》、《在遠方相遇》、《我們告別的時刻》。Photography/ 李盈霞.

Chen Dezheng, Department of Radio and Television, Zhengda University, Master of Media Studies, New School, New York. People who write, usually listen to music, watch movies, and go through several places. He is the author of "To all the tomorrow's gatherings", "Meeting in the distance", "The moment we say goodbye".

Movies, like the places where miracles happen in ordinary life. In the 90 minutes to two hours, the storyline and time are condensed, and it is almost more exciting than most of my own life and what will happen. It is a time-compressed art, a magical medium between reality and dreams, and the director is the creator of the world, creating a roundabout framework. In this frame space, the actors walked in, accompanied by the sounds heard in this space - film music.

Chen Dezheng, Department of Radio and Television, Zhengda University, Master of Media Studies, New School, New York. People who write, usually listen to music, watch movies, and go through several places. He is the author of "To all the tomorrow's gatherings", "Meeting in the distance", "The moment we say goodbye".

陳德政,政大廣電系畢,紐約New School媒體研究碩士。 寫字的人,平時也聽些音樂、看些電影、走過幾個地方。著有《給所有明日的聚會》、《在遠方相遇》、《我們告別的時刻》。Photography/ 李盈霞.
Chen Dezheng, Department of Radio and Television, Zhengda University, Master of Media Studies, New School, New York. People who write, usually listen to music, watch movies, and go through several places. He is the author of "To all the tomorrow's gatherings", "Meeting in the distance", "The moment we say goodbye". Photography/ Li Yingxia.
"Movies, like in ordinary life, where miracles happen."

"The vast majority of us, including those who create movies, usually brush their teeth, wash their faces, do things, go out, and every day is in the same pace.As a creator of writing and living, Dezheng admitted at the beginning that the writer's life is actually extremely monotonous and boring; however, within two hours of watching the movie, people can enter a different world from the ordinary.People can fall freely into the market, regardless of the consequences, but feel safe. For example, it is temporarily extracted from the usual triviality and transferred to another time and space, and this time and space is created by a group of people."

Recalling the new book "We Say Goodbye" in the German government, he described the film and the film festival as "ceremonial" activities; all this should start from his student days. As a literary youth in the 1990s,Running a film festival seems to be the only way for me to develop a literary youth (laughs).When life experience tells us that there are many uncertain things about the future, including ourselves and others, "but there are certain "ceremonial" activities that make people feel that the world is running in a certain order or track. The so-called "deep ritual", that is kindIt is reassuring and has a feeling of internal order; while it is like running a film festival and watching a movie, you perceive the passage of time and also confirm that something is relatively absolute."

The fun place to run a movie show is not just watching the movie itself, but who you met in the process, and then discovering that those who may know or don't know each other will meet at this time every year - perhaps called a fate or tacit understanding. As the year has passed, some people have also been found to leave; they may go abroad, may be older and no longer run a film festival, but there will always be new audiences to join. It is a sense of privacy or intimacy between a group of people who do not know.

And the most interesting thing about watching movies,"The audience knows that it may be a "recreated reality" or a group of people performing; but when you are sitting in the cinema, you believe that it is true. It is not a dream - it is clear in your heart, but it can be distinguished, but it is presented in a state of dreams (of course, the documentary is another matter). It is a resistant act against boring, ignorant and sometimes resisting lies.Since it is "reality of re-creation", how can it resist lies? "『The film is a lie art of 24 grids per second, in order to serve the truth.This is a sentence from the director Michael Haneke. Dezheng explained, "The 24 grids may all be lies, but the lies exist for the truth, and look at how the director shoots. Even if all of them have been carefully designed, the end is to present some kind of feeling, "Ah! The days I lived seemed to be like this scene." The so-called "everyday" in those frames, through design, causes the audience to resonate with some familiarity."

Combine sound, image, and plot to trigger thinking and cover the medium of senses

The highest-end work, as Flaubert said: "The author should be like the God of the universe in his work. He is omnipresent, but there is no trace."

Shape a world in the frameWithout revealing the trace, the director’s sense of existence is not so strong. For the political administration, it is the highest realm of the creator. andAs far as his own creation is concerned, watching a movie not only temporarily escapes the boring life, but also the medium in which he draws inspiration and triggers thinking. "In terms of the nature of creation, writing is the same as film, but the media is different. The film creates a wonderful world in a boring life, and the writer is also." There is actually a subtle resonance between the two, writing isThe reader thinks through the author's words and then comes back to think about the text itself. "And the film is the medium that triggers thinking. The audience thinks through the image, but they can think about the image itself." The coherence of creation is separated from the story in the film. No relationship.

"This story is not necessarily limited to the script. It does not have to have a clear transition, a confession or an ending. It may be conveyed by the aesthetics of the image itself. It is an unspeakable, but the audience can definitely do it." "What?" Take Hou Hsiao-hsien’s work as an example. Dezheng explained, "There is no clear plot of his work, but the more abstract, the audience can still grasp. It is not necessarily the dialogue. It may be that the editing and arrangement of the two screens can actually create an effect that is intended to be beyond words."

If you discuss the sound in the movie from the same angle, "the songs or melody works well, the viewing experience will add a lot of points, just like telling stories with lyrics." Like "Blue Boy in Moonlight" "At the end of the scene, two people met. One of them had a "Hello Stranger" in the restaurant's jukebox. There was no verbal conversation - I think everything they want to pour on each other is in this song. The story, without dialogue, is more roundabout, but at the same time has a melody."

The moment of falling in love with the movie, "The Last Emperor" and "The City of Sadness"

Because I grew up in a family that regards "watching movies as a family activity", especially my father is very passionate about movies. "Remember my dad said, "If the university entrance exam is to test the Hollywood star and the name of the movie, I should be able to go on stage.(Laughter) The timing of the contact between the German government and the film was earlier than most children of the same age. In 1988, "The Last Emperor" was released. "I was only 9 years old at that time!The story is still vivid in the present. I don't even feel that I am watching a movie in the theater, but sitting on the edge of a world of disintegration and staring at the funeral."

Looking back at the plot of "The Last Emperor", my heart is still moved, "In the beginning scene, Pu Yi was still a child. He just put a cockroach in the small box next to the dragon chair. He was later changed by the Japanese government as a burly regime. After the CCP became a political prisoner, he became a political prisoner. - From a last emperor to a prisoner. In the end, he resumed his civilian status and participated in a tour of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City became an attraction. When other members of the group went forward, Pu Yi secretly climbed to the dragon chair, the box was still open, and the lid was opened. Even though the German government was only a child, I understood the indescribable vicissitudes of life. "Through a shackle, time is folded, and what you think is impossible to happen, let you watch the moment." We know that, It’s impossible to die in the box for 20 or 30 years, but I don’t just believe it, I even hope that when Pu Yi opens the box again, I’m still alive. And this is the magic of the movie, it’s impossible to make it possible. The audience is also willing to believe."

The first film that was touched was "The Last Emperor", but if you talk about the shock that shocked you, it is Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The City of Sadness." "The time of viewing is just one year away from "The Last Emperor". In 1989, the impression was also very deep." Although Yantai is a Tainanese, because of the relationship between the background of growth and the educational environment at that time, the language of the government has not been Ok, "And"Sad City" is almost always a Taiwanese language, constantly swearing out, and now I have experienced two hours of shocking education in Taiwanese language (laughs).The Taiwanese national dialect reflected the part of the educational environment in which the child was suppressed, but it was a horrible thing that triggered the doubts in his mind, but it was the 228 incident and white terror that the film talked about.

"At that timeJust two years ago, not only did the primary school textbooks have this history, but the students around them did not know about the incident. That was the first time I was exposed to the things about February 28th. I seemed to be ignorant and ignorant. The characters in the movie were told in a roundabout way. Then, if you look at it again now? "The feeling is completely different. Later, I saw many details, as well as many representative figures of the time, like Zhang Dachun, Zhan Hongzhi, etc." Dezheng recalled and talked about a year ago near Shuanglian Station. Seeing the actor Chen Songyong in "Sad City", "He is sitting in a wheelchair with the care of the nurse. Some viewers recognize him and want to take photos with him." In various aspects, "The City of Sadness" contrasts with the Metropolis of Taipei. The evolution of the district to this day is always a bit sigh.

2018 works expected by the Taipei Film Festival

The first is the "Marriage Notice". I remember that this was the first Taipei Film Festival in 1998, and the director Chen Guofu was the CEO of the first Beiying. The first time I saw this was at the film festival. Now I watch it again at the 20th anniversary of Beiying. It is a retrospective! It presents a kind of life in Taipei at the end of the century. It is not just a review of the actors in the 20 years ago. For me personally, it is back to a Taipei city I miss. I was only 19 when I saw it. I was very surprised and strange to the city of Taipei just after I arrived in Taipei. I imagined a group of young professional workers who might be 10 years older than me. They are like this. Communicating, falling in love - this has some kind of embarrassment for me at the time. This time I have a look at the feeling of visiting old friends, and I feel the anxiety of the end of the century again - anxious but also free, without burdens.

The first is the "Marriage Notice". I remember that this was the first Taipei Film Festival in 1998, and the director Chen Guofu was the CEO of the first Beiying. The first time I saw this was at the film festival. Now I watch it again at the 20th anniversary of Beiying. It is a retrospective! It presents a kind of life in Taipei at the end of the century. It is not just a review of the actors in the 20 years ago. For me personally, it is back to a Taipei city I miss. I was only 19 when I saw it. I was very surprised and strange to the city of Taipei just after I arrived in Taipei. I imagined a group of young professional workers who might be 10 years older than me. They are like this. Communicating, falling in love - this has some kind of embarrassment for me at the time. This time I have a look at the feeling of visiting old friends, and I feel the anxiety of the end of the century again - anxious but also free, without burdens.

"Marriage Notice" | Chen Guofu | 2018 Taipei Film Festival digital repair version. Ophthalmologist Du Jiazhen, the pseudonym of Miss Wu, published a marriage notice in the newspaper. The men who applied for it were all kinds of men, and there were innocent men and big brothers. Some even thought about coming to the one-night stand. The real life is hard to find, but Du Jiazhen has repeatedly dialed a phone that could not be answered. Chen Guofu's fourth feature film, adapted from Chen Yuhui's novel of the same name, Chen Guofu not only explores the loneliness of Taiwanese city, but also incorporates the styles of drama and documentary, and plays with the singer Wu Yi and Niu Chengze in the film's almost true performance. Virtual boundary. Through the process of Du Jiazhen's blind date played by Liu Ruoying, the film also recorded the floating figure of Taipei at the end of the last century. After Chen Guofu transferred to China for development, the film became the prototype of its producer, If You Are the One.

The first is the "Marriage Notice". I remember that this was the first Taipei Film Festival in 1998, and the director Chen Guofu was the CEO of the first Beiying. The first time I saw this was at the film festival. Now I watch it again at the 20th anniversary of Beiying. It is a retrospective! It presents a kind of life in Taipei at the end of the century. It is not just a review of the actors in the 20 years ago. For me personally, it is back to a Taipei city I miss. I was only 19 when I saw it. I was very surprised and strange to the city of Taipei just after I arrived in Taipei. I imagined a group of young professional workers who might be 10 years older than me. They are like this. Communicating, falling in love - this has some kind of embarrassment for me at the time. This time I have a look at the feeling of visiting old friends, and I feel the anxiety of the end of the century again - anxious but also free, without burdens.

"Marriage Notice" | Chen Guofu | 2018 Taipei Film Festival digital repair version. Ophthalmologist Du Jiazhen, the pseudonym of Miss Wu, published a marriage notice in the newspaper. The men who applied for it were all kinds of men, and there were innocent men and big brothers. Some even thought about coming to the one-night stand. The real life is hard to find, but Du Jiazhen has repeatedly dialed a phone that could not be answered. Chen Guofu's fourth feature film, adapted from Chen Yuhui's novel of the same name, Chen Guofu not only explores the loneliness of Taiwanese city, but also incorporates the styles of drama and documentary, and plays with the singer Wu Yi and Niu Chengze in the film's almost true performance. Virtual boundary. Through the process of Du Jiazhen's blind date played by Liu Ruoying, the film also recorded the floating figure of Taipei at the end of the last century. After Chen Guofu transferred to China for development, the film became the prototype of its producer, If You Are the One.

Streets|Jiang Weihua|2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted.In January 2009, Shenghan and his friends left the Freedom Square for two months in the cold night. It was a social movement that began with a roar of adults, finally apologizing to adults, and not fulfilling any appeals. Five years later, Sheng Han and his companions no longer want to sit in the Legislative Yuan. On the sixth night of the 318 movement, they and thousands of people turned into the Executive Yuan, trying to increase the intensity of confrontation. Waiting for them are batons, shields and townships. For the next 12 hours, or longer, he was once again involved in the long, deep, whirlpool of sports injuries. This is about the young socialists who left the square and took to the streets to pass the story of failure, choice, and confirmation of their own appearance on the fuzzy boundary of "becoming an adult."

The second is "Street" and "Our Youth, in Taiwan", the two tell the Sun Flower to learn from different perspectives. "Street" started from the wild strawberry, the topic of discussion was aimed at young street athletes; in the process of making the sun flower, the decision-making process of the decision-makers in the Legislative Yuan, this process is something I have not seen but I really want watch. Now that I am looking back at the school, I am a very marginal supporter. There should be some precious internal perspectives. It is also dealing with "sports trauma syndrome" because everyone is frightened and the society is Was shocked. It has been 318 years since 318 this year, and the Taiwan society is very forgetful. It is like the last century, but it’s only four years to four years. There is a distance, not too close. I think this The time is right to see.

Streets|Jiang Weihua|2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted.In January 2009, Shenghan and his friends left the Freedom Square for two months in the cold night. It was a social movement that began with a roar of adults, finally apologizing to adults, and not fulfilling any appeals. Five years later, Sheng Han and his companions no longer want to sit in the Legislative Yuan. On the sixth night of the 318 movement, they and thousands of people turned into the Executive Yuan, trying to increase the intensity of confrontation. Waiting for them are batons, shields and townships. For the next 12 hours, or longer, he was once again involved in the long, deep, whirlpool of sports injuries. This is about the young socialists who left the square and took to the streets to pass the story of failure, choice, and confirmation of their own appearance on the fuzzy boundary of "becoming an adult."

The second is "Street" and "Our Youth, in Taiwan", the two tell the Sun Flower to learn from different perspectives. "Street" started from the wild strawberry, the topic of discussion was aimed at young street athletes; in the process of making the sun flower, the decision-making process of the decision-makers in the Legislative Yuan, this process is something I have not seen but I really want watch. Now that I am looking back at the school, I am a very marginal supporter. There should be some precious internal perspectives. It is also dealing with "sports trauma syndrome" because everyone is frightened and the society is Was shocked. It has been 318 years since 318 this year, and the Taiwan society is very forgetful. It is like the last century, but it’s only four years to four years. There is a distance, not too close. I think this The time is right to see.

"Our Youth, in Taiwan" Fu Wei | 2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted. Farewell to youth, the story of maturity, always occurs in young lives around the world. The youthful dream of the protagonists of this film is to pursue a better country through anti-antibody system, but it has become a part of history in the turbulent cross-strait relationship. A Taiwanese student star against China, a popular Chinese student who loves Taiwan, and a Taiwanese documentary worker who is concerned about politics, should be full of contradictions, but find the possibility of cooperation in social movements. After the biggest social movement in Taiwan in 24 years, they have gradually fallen into the bottom of disappointment from the peak of success, and the ideals that have been persisted, may they continue?

The movie "Our Youth, in Taiwan" is interesting. The two main characters are Chen Weiting and a Chinese female student like Cai Boyi who likes Taiwan. The interaction between the two in the notice has a kind of mutual appreciation, but a huge contrast. One grew up on the democratic island, and the other grew up in China and later in Taiwan - which seems to be able to discuss some identity and confusion. What I want to see in this film is, perhaps at least suggesting and explaining what the so-called "democracy" in Taiwan is? Even if democracy compares with communism, where are we good?

"Our Youth, in Taiwan" Fu Wei | 2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted. Farewell to youth, the story of maturity, always occurs in young lives around the world. The youthful dream of the protagonists of this film is to pursue a better country through anti-antibody system, but it has become a part of history in the turbulent cross-strait relationship. A Taiwanese student star against China, a popular Chinese student who loves Taiwan, and a Taiwanese documentary worker who is concerned about politics, should be full of contradictions, but find the possibility of cooperation in social movements. After the biggest social movement in Taiwan in 24 years, they have gradually fallen into the bottom of disappointment from the peak of success, and the ideals that have been persisted, may they continue?

The movie "Our Youth, in Taiwan" is interesting. The two main characters are Chen Weiting and a Chinese female student like Cai Boyi who likes Taiwan. The interaction between the two in the notice has a kind of mutual appreciation, but a huge contrast. One grew up on the democratic island, and the other grew up in China and later in Taiwan - which seems to be able to discuss some identity and confusion. What I want to see in this film is, perhaps at least suggesting and explaining what the so-called "democracy" in Taiwan is? Even if democracy compares with communism, where are we good?

"Our Youth, in Taiwan" Fu Wei | 2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted. Farewell to youth, the story of maturity, always occurs in young lives around the world. The youthful dream of the protagonists of this film is to pursue a better country through anti-antibody system, but it has become a part of history in the turbulent cross-strait relationship. A Taiwanese student star against China, a popular Chinese student who loves Taiwan, and a Taiwanese documentary worker who is concerned about politics, should be full of contradictions, but find the possibility of cooperation in social movements. After the biggest social movement in Taiwan in 24 years, they have gradually fallen into the bottom of disappointment from the peak of success, and the ideals that have been persisted, may they continue?

The movie "Our Youth, in Taiwan" is interesting. The two main characters are Chen Weiting and a Chinese female student like Cai Boyi who likes Taiwan. The interaction between the two in the notice has a kind of mutual appreciation, but a huge contrast. One grew up on the democratic island, and the other grew up in China and later in Taiwan - which seems to be able to discuss some identity and confusion. What I want to see in this film is, perhaps at least suggesting and explaining what the so-called "democracy" in Taiwan is? Even if democracy compares with communism, where are we good?

The third is "In the Clouds". This documentary filmed that Formosa Plastics has set up a six-light factory in Yunlin Maitun, and a small national campus, about 900 meters away, is a small country. Before the news broke out, I was concerned. I remember that the shocking scene was that the background of the national small school was the black smoke emitted by the chimney of the Six Light Factory; later, it was pointed out that the carcinogens of the students in Guoxiaoli were significantly higher than those of normal children. At that time, the Executive Dean ordered the relocation of the school, or temporarily placed the students in a school far away from the Six Light Factory; but it was wonderful that the parents of the students felt that it was unnecessary. From the notice, the director's technique is very textured, and he is very particular about formal aesthetics. I think this type of documentary needs to be known by more people. After all, events like this are easily forgotten by the people.

The third is "In the Clouds". This documentary filmed that Formosa Plastics has set up a six-light factory in Yunlin Maitun, and a small national campus, about 900 meters away, is a small country. Before the news broke out, I was concerned. I remember that the shocking scene was that the background of the national small school was the black smoke emitted by the chimney of the Six Light Factory; later, it was pointed out that the carcinogens of the students in Guoxiaoli were significantly higher than those of normal children. At that time, the Executive Dean ordered the relocation of the school, or temporarily placed the students in a school far away from the Six Light Factory; but it was wonderful that the parents of the students felt that it was unnecessary. From the notice, the director's technique is very textured, and he is very particular about formal aesthetics. I think this type of documentary needs to be known by more people. After all, events like this are easily forgotten by the people.

"In the Cloud" | Zhan Yuzhong | 2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted. Yunlin was named after the dense forests and misty scenery in the early days. Such a beautiful place has long been located in the development of the border area. The main industries are mainly agriculture and fishery. Later, the forest gradually disappeared, and it is still full of beauty. Clouds, far away, are so simple and beautiful.

"In the Cloud" | Zhan Yuzhong | 2018 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" documentary shortlisted. Yunlin was named after the dense forests and misty scenery in the early days. Such a beautiful place has long been located in the development of the border area. The main industries are mainly agriculture and fishery. Later, the forest gradually disappeared, and it is still full of beauty. Clouds, far away, are so simple and beautiful.

The third is "In the Clouds". This documentary filmed that Formosa Plastics has set up a six-light factory in Yunlin Maitun, and a small national campus, about 900 meters away, is a small country. Before the news broke out, I was concerned. I remember that the shocking scene was that the background of the national small school was the black smoke emitted by the chimney of the Six Light Factory; later, it was pointed out that the carcinogens of the students in Guoxiaoli were significantly higher than those of normal children. At that time, the Executive Dean ordered the relocation of the school, or temporarily placed the students in a school far away from the Six Light Factory; but it was wonderful that the parents of the students felt that it was unnecessary. From the notice, the director's technique is very textured, and he is very particular about formal aesthetics. I think this type of documentary needs to be known by more people. After all, events like this are easily forgotten by the people.

As a writer who "serically listens to the voice," the German government is mainly devoted to neoclassical and experimental music. Nils Frahm is full of expectations. "I watched a movie "Victoria" two years ago and was amazed by the music. Although he is less likely to make movies, he still expects him to have new film music.If the director is concerned, it is Barry Jenkins, director of "Blue Boy under the Moonlight", Greta Gerwig, director of "Lady Bird", and Bi Wei of "Roadside Picnic". Especially Bi Wei, "Because I really like "Roadside Picnic", it is probably my favorite movie of the past five years, and even almost let me regain the feeling of watching the "last emperor" when I was young - although the two are completely Different works, but the experience of watching movies is very similar, bringing me completely into the world of video, very deep."

The actor’s words are the new generation of actors in Ireland. Barry Keoghan, "He appeared in "The Death of the Holy Deer" and "Dunk Kerk's Action". It reminds me of Ezra Matthew Miller in "What's wrong with Kevin", a feeling of sinfulness, a bit over age But there is a boy’s innocent feeling, no artisan.” Evil? Laughing, is this a good comment? "The evil spirit of a boy actor is like the aura of a girl actor. It has a shelf life. It may disappear suddenly one day (although it is not necessarily bad), it is difficult to learn, but from the heart. The state is hard to come by (laughs)."

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