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서울국제여성영화제

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11th(2009)



Lovers on the Road

Jessey TSANG Tsui-Shan

  • Hong Kong
  • 2008
  • 73min
  • Beta
  • color
  • 드라마


 Synopsis 

Lei and her boyfriend Nam have a big fight over an ex of his before moving to Beijing. Now he works in a design firm, and she wanders the city asking other outsiders naive questions: how long have you been in Beijing? What do you miss most? She hooks up with a loquacious Japanese who waits tables in the posh 798 art market, and travels with him to Shanxi for Buddha statues. Will she bed him? Is she taking the initiative or will she let him? 



 
 Program Note 

Lei came to Beijing from Hong Kong with her boyfriend, Nam. Before arriving, they almost broke up because of Nam’s ex-girlfriend. Nam works for the design office while Lei has nothing special to do. Instead, she takes camera, walks the roads, interviews outsiders of Beijing, just like her. One day, Lei happens to meet a Bohemian Japanese. Lovers on the Road is a film about lovers who lost passion for each other and for some reason giving up faith on the other side. It might because of distrust of Nam, traumatic compensation, and weary life itself that she has the lure feelings for the Japanese guy. Lei floats in the unfamiliar environment lost in the direction of life. The Lost of direction, no objectiveness, burden of spending the given time up should all be pain but privilege of youth. As Lei makes simple recording of image and sound of Beijing, the director Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan excludes any effect of encouraging epic moment or visual effects, took just like documentary. The film minimizes the plot, moves along the direction and line of character, and makes the things between them have their own stories by themselves. As the director says this film shows her own story, Lovers on the Road is a loosened but sophisticated portrait of Asian young generation who fully indulges in themselves, but waiving with no direction in love or work. (KWON Eun-sun)
 

Director

  • Jessey TSANG Tsui-ShanJessey TSANG Tsui-Shan

    Jessey TSANG Tsui-Shan graduated from the School of Film and TV of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, majoring in sound design, in 2001 and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Media Design and Technology program from City University of Hong Kong in 2005. After making several personal documentaries and experimental shorts, her first narrative short Lonely Planet won the Silver Award at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards in 2004. Her work consistently fuses fictional structures with real people\'s true stories. She has finished her second narrative short Où est la sortie? in 2007, based on a grant awarded by the Alliance Française in Hong Kong. Just finished her feature Lovers on the Road in 2008.

Credit

  • ProducerJessey TSANG Tsui-Shan
  • Cast Joman CHIANG, OTSUKA Masanobu, Dick SO
  • Screenwriter Jessey TSANG Tsui-Shan
  • Cinematography Hui Chung-Yin
  • Art director MAN Siu
  • Editor Kattie FAN Ho- Ki
  • Music Rose Mansion
  • Sound Ma CHEUK-Chung