The Dinner is about a story of a child trying any means to have dinner with his mother.


《一餐飯》是關於一個單親男孩用盡各種方法,為求與母親一起晚餐的故事。

Date: 17 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

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Academy of Film graduate short film selected for international film festival

電影學院畢業生短片入選國際影展

The Dinner, a graduation short film project directed by Chan Tin-long (2017 graduate of Academy of Film’s Professional Programme in Film), has been selected for screening at the “Children’s World” (Non-competitive Section) of the 20th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI) in November 2017.
 
The Dinner tells the story of Yin, a boy growing up in a single-parent family. Yin’s mother spends most of her time at work to earn a living so the two of them barely meet. Yin wishes to dine with his mother so much that he tries any means to do so, such as pretending to be sick, leaving school early, preparing dinner, and so on. 
 
“The film is inspired by something my parents said”, Tin-long explained, “When I was a child, my parents always told me that there was nothing more important than a reunion for a family dinner.” However, Tin-long soon realised that it was very difficult for all family members to get together at dinner because of demanding work schedules. He said, “If working is to provide better livelihood for one’s family, then what is being sacrificed if one is too busy at work? Do family members really prefer to live wealthy lives rather than spending more time with each other?” In making this film, Tin-long hopes the audience could reflect on prioritising family over work.
 
ICFFI, which is held biennially in Hyderabad, India, strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative children’s films to young local audiences. 

浸大傳理學院電影學院2017年電影專業課程畢業生陳天朗的畢業短片《一餐飯》,獲選參加於11月舉行的第20屆印度國際兒童影展的兒童世界單元(非競賽項目)。
 
《一餐飯》是關於一個單親男孩志賢的故事。志賢的媽媽肩負撫養家庭的重任,工作忙碌,鮮有機會與志賢相處。為了和媽媽一起晚飯,志賢用盡各種方法包括佯裝生病、上課早退、為媽媽準備晚餐等。
 
導演陳天朗的創作靈感來自父母的一句話,他說:「小時候,父母常告訴我,最重要是一家人齊齊整整吃一餐飯。」不過,天朗日漸發現這並不容易,各人都因為太忙而少有機會一起吃飯。他說:「如果工作是為了改善家人生活,那麼工作太忙,又有甚麼被犧牲了?到底家人寧選擇富裕的生活,或是選擇更多的相處時間?」透過短片,天朗希望觀眾能反思工作與家庭之間的優次。
 
印度國際兒童影展每隔一年在印度的海德拉舉辦,旨在為當地的年輕觀眾帶來最歡愉和富創意的兒童電影。