Mr Huang Hang’s graduation project competes at Kinoproba, the International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools in Russia.


電影學院畢業生黃航的畢業短片獲俄羅斯Kinoproba國際電影學院挑選於電影展中角逐獎項。

Date: 29 Nov 2017 (Wednesday)

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Academy of Film graduate project selected for international film festival competition

電影學院畢業生作品獲邀參與國際電影節競賽

A Gong, a graduation short film project directed and written by a graduate of the School of Communication’s Academy of Film Mr Huang Hang (Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media), has been chosen to compete for awards at Kinoproba, the 14th International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools in Russia.
 
A Gong is a dark comedy about a paralysed old man and a young man with cognitive disability making their escape from a nursing home. The old man was sent to the nursing home because his family was too busy and could not take care of him. Their adventurous escape journey begins when the old man gets frustrated after failing to find a lighter anywhere to light a cigarette. In desperation, they band together and run away. 
 
Explaining the inspiration for the film, Mr Huang said, “It is actually based on the story of my grandfather, who has been living in the nursing home for many years. Just like in the film, he is paralysed and yearns to come home.” Though the storyline would not likely occur in real life, Mr Huang wishes to bring his grandfather home. 
 
Mr Huang also hopes that people could show more care towards their elderly loved ones by spending more time with them. “The actors are ordinary people and they are not professionals, so they truly reveal how lonely and miserable the characters in the film are.” To strengthen the message the director wanted to deliver, all the interviews in the film are of real people telling their story. 
 
Kinoproba takes place annually in December, offering students from film schools around the world myriad programmes such as a film competition, workshops and master classes. 

傳理學院電影學院電影電視與數碼媒體藝術(製作)碩士學位課程畢業生黃航,其編導的畢業短片《老頑童》,獲第14屆俄羅斯Kinoproba國際電影學院挑選於電影展中角逐獎項。
 
《老頑童》是一部黑色幽默短片,講述一位半身癱瘓的老人和一個智障青年如何合力逃離護理院。老人因為家人工作繁忙而被送往護理院照料。有一天,他為了解煙癮,想盡千方百計尋找打火機但不果。這時,一名智障青年出現,並展開兩人的逃脫旅程。
 
導演黃航的創作靈感來自於祖父的親身經驗,他說:「爺爺因為半身癱瘓而在護理院住了很多年,但總是希望回家。」因此,縱使現實並不允許,他仍然希望透過短片讓祖父回家。除此之外,他更希望帶出多關心和陪伴老人家的訊息,他說: 「電影中所有演員都不是專業藝人,更能真實地反映角色孤獨和悲慘的一面。」為了加強訊息的表達,黃航表示,電影中的採訪內容全部都是真實的。
 
俄羅斯Kinoproba國際電影學院電影展於每年12月舉行,邀請來自世界各地的電影學院學生,參與一系列精彩的活動包括短片競賽、大師班以及各類型的工作坊。