爾後 Hereafter (2018)

 

Tormented by her husband’s death, the young widow is struck by chaotic memories and illusions in their apartment and becomes suicidal as she perceives her husband’s ghostly existence.

在丈夫死後,回憶以及幻覺不停地困擾著試圖振作起來的她。只是,當她確認丈夫的鬼魂仍在身旁的那一刻起,她決定不再逃避…

Written and Directed by Freddy Tang. (CalArts Thesis)
USA / 2018 / 12mins

 

 

故事簡介 Synopsis

丈夫因為突如其來的意外過世,留下她一個人獨自面對喪偶的悲傷。在公寓裡不斷浮現的各種回憶,開始模糊了現實和幻夢的分界。為了振作起來,她決定將一切有關丈夫的物品全部丟棄,卻發現一切只是徒然,因為記憶無從抹去。歷歷在目的往事,成為丈夫鬼魂出沒的不二解釋。於是,她決定不再壓抑自己的想望,拋下一切和他走…

After her husband’s accidental death, the young widow faces her grief alone in their apartment. The chaotic memories blur the boundary between reality and dream. The decision to throw away his belongings only proves her desperation. The vivid mirage gradually convinces her of his ghostly existence. She couldn’t suppress her feeling anymore and soon comes up with a crazy plan…

創作理念 Artist Statement 

失去愛,也沒有恨了,才瞭解悲傷是第三種存在。別麻煩丟東西了吧,因為想念不需要媒介。我的聲音、觸感和味道,成為你寫實的魔幻。當初至死不渝的玩笑話,請你不必遵守。如果死後還有另一個世界,我發誓會變成鬼回來陪你。但是,如果一切就這樣沒有了,請允許我們相處的這一秒鐘,和過去無數個微不足道的片刻,在你的長夜裡吹起暖風,在汪洋中化為扁舟。畢竟,勇敢地存活下去,是你能為我做的最浪漫的事,也是我們相愛的初衷。

There is no hate without love. The third and only alternative is grief. Don’t bother throwing things away because memory needs no media. My voice, texture and smell will turn into your magical realism. Suicide for love is a bad joke I should not have told you. If afterworld does exist, I will definitely come back for you as a ghost. If not, please allow the countless moments we shared to breeze in your dark night and navigate your hopeless drifting. After all, to live however is the most romantic thing you can do for me – that’s what our love is for.


 

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